Agricultural commodities, processing and products

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

No reports of swine fever at standard pig farms

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Standard pig farms appear not to have been affected by an outbreak of African swine fever, which has killed more than 14,000 animals raised by villagers using traditional methods, a senior official at the Livestock and Fishery Department has said.Farm operators ...

Manichanh Pansivongxay

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

Traders suffer after curb on import entry points into China

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Traders in the northern provinces of Laos now have fewer options for getting their goods into China after Chinese authorities banned imports through local border checkpoints.All products, including agricultural goods, can now enter China only at the main international border crossing ...

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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

Phongsaly battling African swine fever following another outbreak

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Phongsaly authorities are coordinating local efforts to prevent the spread of African swine fever after the most recent outbreak killed 338 pigs in the northern province.So far, 1,000 pigs have died from the disease in Phongsaly, according to provincial authorities.Local authorities ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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

Almost 600 pigs reported dead in Huaphan

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Almost 600 pigs have died in 17 villages of Xon district in Huaphan province, although it is not yet known whether African swine fever was the cause of death. Head of the district’s Agriculture and Forestry Office, Mr Sophaphone Senginthavong, told Vientiane Times yesterday ...

Phomphong Laoin

Lao markets eyeing more agricultural imports

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos may have to import more agricultural produce to meet the growing demand for fresh fruit and vegetables.The Aussie Lao fresh market in Sikhottabong district, which is one of the largest markets in Vientiane, may have to sell more imported products, ...

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