Agricultural policy and administration

Ministry looks to 2025 with latest five-year agricultural strategy in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has outlined plans to ensure it is on track to meet the goals of its agriculture development strategy for 2025.The report, a five year development plan until 2025, states that the ministry’s expectation is for ...

Ounkham Pimmata

Lao Farmers call for urgent rollout of planned electricity rate cut

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Farmers have called on the energy sector to quickly implement a planned cut in electricity rates to bolster agricultural production across the country.Authorities disclosed a plan to cut rates for certain forms of usage during the last National Assembly session in ...

News Desk

Lao PM stresses need for high coffee production standards

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged members of the Lao Coffee Association to strictly maintain the quality of local coffee production based on professional advice for organic farming standards.The PM’s advice was to uphold quality standards so growers can obtain a ...

Souksamai Boulom

Chinese-funded surveillance centres open to control animal diseases  

The Chinese government provided grant aid of 47 billion kip (39,060,000 yuan) for the prevention and control of animal diseases in Laos, especially at the Laos-China border.Under the project, a surveillance centre has been built in Chansavang village, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane, as well as surveillance ...

Times Reporters

Managing El Niño And La Niña In Lao Agriculture

​(KPL) Since 1966, over 70 percent of drought or flood disasters in Lao PDR have occurred during El Niño and La Niña years, with major impacts on the Lao agricultural sector and the overall economy, according to World Bank reported in Vientiane Capital on Oct ...


Laos suspends import of pigs, pork products from China

VIENTIANE — Imports of all pork products made in China, as well as live pigs and piglets, have been temporarily suspended following an outbreak of African swine fever in Liaoning province in north-east China. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry last week issued a notice banning ...

Vientiane Times/Asia News Network

Govt aiming to balance agricultural production with consumption 

Laos is targeting increased agricultural production to balance growing consumption, ensuring sustainable socio-economic development for the nation into the future. The country is currently importing more goods than it produces, experts from the Department of Planning under the Ministry of Planning and Investment reported recently at ...

Times Reporters

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