Agricultural policy and administration

Fighting Poverty by Protecting Landscapes

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the World Bank have launched a US$57 million Lao Landscapes and Livelihoods Project that will generate jobs and incomes in rural areas by promoting investment in environmentally sustainable and socially-responsible forest and landscape management, and in the preservation ...


Gov’t to Focus On Developing Modern Organic Agriculture

(KPL) The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will focus on modernizing the agricultural sector and focusing on fresh, clean, organic products for domestic and export markets, has said Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.The Ministry will attach attention to supporting families, small and medium enterprises in ...

KPL News Desk

Farmers, officials discuss ways to expand markets

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Farmers from Vientiane and other central areas on Monday met with officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Industry and Commerce and related sectors to discuss the challenges they face.“We want producers and buyers to discuss their needs. ...

Souksamai Boulom

New guidelines for import/export of agricultural products in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has listed the types of goods and the quantity of agricultural and plant products that may be imported and exported through Lao customs checkpoints.Under the new guidelines, every household should own some tools and machinery such as a tractor. ...

News Desk

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 ...

News Desk

Agriculture experts take stock of development policies

A meeting of the Sector Working Group on Agriculture and Rural Development to discuss agricultural issues took place at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Vientiane on Tuesday. The meeting took stock of the significant implementation of sectorຊrelated actions under the working group, as well ...

Visith Teppalath

RFA Reveals New Chinese Banana Plantation Near Lao Capital That Defies Ban

On an expanse of recently cleared land, laborers prepare seedlings for a new Chinese banana plantation that is taking shape near the Lao capital in defiance of a central government prohibition on such projects.Radio Free Asia located the 30-hectare site about five kilometers (3 miles) ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Lao ministry inspecting banana plantations to ensure sustainable agricultural practices

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is inspecting banana plantations across Laos and directing operators to produce their crops in line with sustainable agricultural practices.The number of investors and banana plantations around the country decreased after the government enforced a ban ...

News Desk

Laos develops mobile app for livestock management

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Department of Livestock and Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has signed with Germany’s TE-FOOD International to develop a mobile application which will make the management of livestock farms more efficient and cost effective.The TE-FOOD International website describes ...

Ounkham Pimmata

Lao Government Vows to Enforce Ban on Concessions for New Banana Plantations

The government of Laos has vowed to enforce a ban on the granting of land for new banana plantations and punish local officials who violate it, amid a controversy over the illegal overuse of pesticides that residents say are causing pollution and destroying their livelihoods.Concerns ...

Sidney Khotpanya

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