Trouble brews as Lao coffee growers request government help

CHAMPASSAK (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Coffee growers in southern Laos are asking for government assistance to create a fund to support coffee bean processing and provide technical advice to local growers following the recent slump in the market price.Head of the Lao Coffee Association, Mr Sivixay ...

Souksamai Boulom

Rice research responding to climate change

The Rice Research Centre is accelerating efforts to improve the efficiency of the current rice breeding and testing programme for farmers’ use in response to climate change.  Dr Phetmanyseng explained that climate change directly affects rice production worldwide, including Laos, and causes national rice production to ...

Ounkham Pimmata

Wet season rice production down in Laos due to flood

VIENTIANE, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — Wet season rice production in Laos is expected to be reduced by about 300,000 tons after widespread flooding this year that affected many parts of the country.The Lao government, especially the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, has encouraged farmers around ...


Rice production targets set to rise in 2019, Minister says

An ambitious target has been set to increase the rice production in 2019 and to ensure food security that was undermined by this year’s severe floods, a minister said this week. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is targeting 100,000 hectares of dry season rice next ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Maker of bamboo bags eyes larger market 

Phai Exclusive brand, which deals in locally made bamboo handicrafts such as bags, has become increasingly popular among local and foreign buyers and is now hoping to expand its overseas market.More ...

Times Reporters

NAFRI promotes rice seed selection in northern provinces

The National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) is encouraging farmers and local authorities to select khaokaynoy rice breeder seeds for better yields and productivity.More ...

Vientiane Times

South Korea Eyes Strawberry Farm Project In Xiengkuang

On the 3rd of July, President of the South Korean Association of Arts and Culture Dr Yu Hian Suk and her delegation met with Acting Party Head of Xiengkuang Province Bounthon Chanthaphone to discuss the possibility of establishing a strawberry farm in Xiengkuang.More ...

The Laotian Times

Toxic Chemicals found in Fresh Vegetables and Fruits at Savanxay market in Savannakhet

Officers in change from Savannakhet Province and Kaysone City joined forces to collect samples and inspect at sites for toxic substances in fresh vegetables and fruits at Savanxay market, Savannakhet Municipality on June 26, 2018, with the interests of followed-up buyers and retailers.More ...

Lao Economic Daily

Lao People Are Paying Too Much For Rice

Lao people are paying some of the highest prices for rice in the region despite the country being a significant rice producer, according to the recently released World Bank Economic Monitor on Laos. Rice is the country’s biggest agricultural commodity. The crop covers about 75% of arable land in the ...

The Laotian Times

Laos prepares to export 12,000 tonnes of bananas to Russia 

Soukhoungheuang company plans to sell 12,000 tonnnes of bananas harvested from its farmland concession in Savannakhet province to Russia. The Vietnamese company plans to invest US$38 million in growing fruit trees on about 5,500 hectares in Nong district, Savannakhet province, and has cleared 1,900 hectares ...

Vientiane Times

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