Farmers Encouraged to Replace Tobacco Crops in Laos

Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Sanong Thongsana, has provided answers to questions by National Assembly members on Friday regarding the amendment of the draft law on tobacco control. The country’s tobacco control policy, which is outlined in Article 4, encourages farmers to grow other crops ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Crop growing project to replace opium poppies launched

A Lao-Chinese project that will encourage people in Phongsaly province to grow agricultural crops instead of opium poppies has been launched, at an estimated cost of 161 million yuan. An agreement on the project was signed last week in Seo Chai village, Yot Ou district, ...

Times Reporters

United States Awards Additional Agricultural Development Assistance in Lao PDR

A grant of more than USD 73,000 was awarded to the Lao Cassava Association (LCA) on 10 December by the United States through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Creating Linkages for Expanded Agricultural Networks (CLEAN) Project.Keep reading  ...

Francis Savankham

Northern rice farming improvements sow seeds of kao kainoi success in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Farmers in Laos’ two northern provinces of Xieng Khuang and Huaphan have witnessed increased yields and quality from seven seed varieties of local khao kainoi rice.The Agro-Biodiversity Initiative (TABI) is continuing its programme to assist farmers in the provinces of Xieng ...

News Desk

Govt confirms 1 million tonnes of rice for local market, export

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is planning to encourage farmers to produce at least 1 million tonnes of paddy rice for sale in the domestic market and export next year.To ensure the production of rice for export, the government, especially the Ministry of Agriculture ...

News Desk

Rice losses causing harvest shortfall, minister tells NA

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Some 105,206 hectares of ricefields were destroyed by floods during this year’s rainy season, meaning the country will not reach the 2019 production target of 4.4 million tonnes.Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo reported the information to lawmakers at ...

Ounkham Pimmata

Floods, water shortages cause cut in rice harvest: minister

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry yesterday defended its decision to lower the rice production target for 2019, saying it was unavoidable because of the severe flooding that had occurred this year and last.At the same time, water shortages are currently ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Lao, Myanmar, Thai companies partner in sale and purchase of rice

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Three companies from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand have entered into a joint venture for the sale and purchase of rice, aimed at improving the circumstances of farmers in the three countries by encouraging them to produce good-quality rice for sale.The initiative ...

News Desk

EDITORIAL: Imported rice is cheaper than rice grown in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The majority of Lao people eat sticky rice and it is the main staple of the Lao population throughout the country.Over the years the price of rice grown in Laos has become higher and higher and there have never been any ...

Editorial Desk
http://annx.asianews.network/content/editorial-imported-rice-cheaper-rice-grown-laos-105519

Lao govt releases stockpiled rice to lower market price

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has approved the sale of 2,000 tonnes of stockpiled rice to bring down the high market price after a shortage of supply meant the price of rice rose by over 20 percent above normal.The move is aimed at cutting ...

Times Reporters
http://annx.asianews.network/content/laos-govt-releases-stockpiled-rice-lower-market-price-105063

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