Agricultural management systems and technologies

Mapping present, future of Lao agriculture, land use insights LRIMS with FAO, GEF

Lao Agriculture looks to future as Land Resources Information Management System (LRIMS) currently permits public access to detailed future scenarios amid climate change for free with help from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).Access to climate ...


Australia, Germany, Switzerland to provide nearly USD13 m to improve Mekong’s overall state

Australia, Germany, and Switzerland on Jun 24 committed nearly USD13 million in funding to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to assist Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam to respond to pressing challenges while safeguarding the ecological function of the Mekong River and improving people’s ...


MRC to monitor Mekong flow with French support

The French Government granted EUR 1.5 million to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to monitor rainfall and river flow in order to better understand flow changes and the corresponding impacts on development projects. New funding will continue to improve and expand its network for better ...

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Star Fintech to make u-money cash transfers under poverty reduction project

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry signed a contract in February on the use of u-money to make grant payments to the beneficiaries of the Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition Project. This project is one of several projects funded by loans from the World Bank.The ...

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SUNWIP provides clean water supply for people in Xeno area, Savannakhet

Lao News Agency-KPL- The Lao government and the European Union (EU) jointly strive to improve access to clean water in Khammuan and Savannakhet provinces through the Scaling-Up Nutrition and WASH Infrastructure Project (SUNWIP) to contribute to achieving SDG 2 “End hunger, achieve food security and ...


Laos targets chemical, biological fertiliser registration

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Authorities are seeking to register more chemical and biological fertiliser companies to control the quality of the products and reduce any harmful impacts on people and the environment.Currently, only three chemical and biological fertiliser companies are legally registered – Savannakhet Fertiliser ...

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Ministry regulates pesticide quality

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a new regulation that enables authorities to check the quality and safety of pesticides before they are used on crops in Laos.Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo on September 17 signed ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Lao, Korean experts approve Vientiane irrigation reservoir ahead of handover

Technical officials from Laos’ Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the Republic of Korea on Wednesday finished verifying the quality of an irrigation reservoir in Sangthong district, Vientiane.Approval of the reservoir, which is located near Nhaynachaleun ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

Irrigation system to provide water for 1,500 hectares of crops

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A newly completed irrigation scheme is set to benefit more than 60,000 residents of Vientiane by supplying water to 1,542 hectares of farmland.The project was officially handed over yesterday by the developer to the Vientiane government in Dongkhuay village, Xaythany district.The ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

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 ...

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