Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Vientiane looks to boost use of Lao-made products, enhance consumer protection

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Authorities in Vientiane intend to promote the use of Lao-made goods and encourage the cultivation of organically farmed agricultural produce in the capital to create jobs and generate income.These issues were discussed at a meeting held on Saturday at the Vientiane ...

News Desk

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 ...

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Laos, China partner in quality control of agricultural exports

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos will soon have a high-quality facility to ensure the required international hygiene standards of plant and animal products as well as providing training.A Memorandum of Understanding on a project to build the facility was signed in Vientiane recently by the ...

Siladda Souliyong

H5N6 Avian Flu Detected in Oudomxay Province, Laos

The Oudomxay Department of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a notice stating that authorities have detected the H5N6 avian flu virus in ducks sold at a market in Xay District.On 8 October, a team from the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, together with officials from ...

Cameron Darke

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

Enough pork for local consumption despite African swine fever outbreak in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos has enough pigs to supply market demand despite an outbreak of African swine fever that is continuing to affect the country.The outbreak has affected 103 villages in 42 districts of 15 provinces, according to the Department of Livestock and Fisheries ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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