Agricultural management systems and technologies
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Laos to provide weather forecast bulletins for farmers
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Farmers around the country will soon be receiving seasonal weather forecasts, which will be distributed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to district and provincial ofﬁces.The weather bulletins, which will be produced by the Division of Climatology and Agro-meteorology ...
Japan grant aid making a splash with Laos' Tha Ngon crop irrigation
The Japanese government is providing further grant aid to the Lao government for improvement of the Irrigation Agriculture Project at Tha Ngon farmland in Xaythany district, Vientiane, to ensure food security and commercial farm production.A ground breaking ceremony for the project was held last Thursday, ...
Laos' Research centre helping farmers cope with climate change
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Horticulture Research Centre at the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute is using new techniques to produce quality seeds to help vegetable growers cope with climate change.Director of the Centre, Dr Bounneuang Douangboupha, said the facility was studying new ways ...
Govt experts meet to improve pesticide management
Rural people’s difficulty in accessing information and the lack of coordination between government levels and agencies were identified as reasons for continuing pesticide misuse, according to a leading official.Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Mr Bounkhouang Khambounheuang made the remarks at a workshop in Vientiane ...
Experts assess progress in pest and pesticide management
Experts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and their development partners met in Vientiane last Friday to review a project on pest and pesticide management.More ...
Agriculture ministry seeking funds to repair damaged irrigation systems
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will accelerate cooperation with provincial officials in seeking funding to repair flood-affected irrigation systems and help farmers plant dry season crops. Almost 600 irrigation projects have been affected by heavy flooding that resulted from tropical storms Son-tinh and Bebinca last ...