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

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

Laos limits rice exports due to short supply

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Many agricultural promotion companies in Laos have limited their rice exports because of the supply shortage in the domestic market despite high demand from overseas.High rice prices and the impact of flooding within the country this season are the main reasons ...

News Desk

Lao Govt, international bodies prepare agriculture alternatives for upland production systems 

The Lao government has partnered with the Global Environment Facility and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to implement the project “Climate Smart Agriculture Alternatives for Upland Production Systems in Lao PDR”. The project’s main objective is to enhance resilience of vulnerable upland ...

Phomphong Laoin

Vegetable industry in Laos facing several challenges

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The vegetable sector in Laos is facing several challenges and the expertise and experiences of stakeholders, public and private sectors and development partners is required to improve productivity and profitability.A regional vegetable forum, with the theme “Supporting the adoption of interventions ...

News Desk

Floods lead to increase in prices of rice and pork in southern provinces

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The prices of pork and rice have been increased in southern provinces of Laos affected by floods but they are within manageable levels due to the government’s intervention.The price of rice increased by about 500 kip to 1,000 kip a kg, ...

News Desk

Floods Last Year Cause Rice Prices in Laos to Double

The price of sticky rice is skyrocketing in Laos, in the wake of massive floods in one of the country’s most fertile regions and various other causes, amid rising prices of food in general due to the African swine flu epidemic that has ravaged China ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Millers ask authorities to increase supply of rice to markets

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Rice mill owners in Laos have sought the State sector’s intervention to stabilise the retail price of rice in markets, but the authorities are continuing to wait so they can monitor the situation for a little longer.Rice mills are facing problems ...

Manichanh Pansivongxay

Sweetcorn farmers suffer huge losses in Xayaboury

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Xayaboury province is anticipating a 30 percent shortfall in sweetcorn supplies to domestic and overseas markets this year after the crop has been invaded by fall armyworms. The current epidemic of this pest (Spodoptera frugiperda) across the province has resulted in big ...

Times Reporters

Laotian Watermelons Receive Formal China Market Access

China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) announced on July 4 that watermelons from Laos conforming to phytosanitary protocols can now be imported into China—adding a new source for watermelons during China’s off-season. The phytosanitary protocols for import of Laotian watermelons to China were signed in ...

Dan Siekman

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