Agricultural production

Unitel, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry extend cooperation in study on digitalisation of irrigation systems

The MOU is a reference for the cooperation of both parties in a study on the development of water supply services using digital systems and to study and develop technical services in relation to irrigation, agriculture and fishery. These activities will improve water management and ...

Advertorial Desk

Crop growing project to replace opium poppies launched

A Lao-Chinese project that will encourage people in Phongsaly province to grow agricultural crops instead of opium poppies has been launched, at an estimated cost of 161 million yuan. An agreement on the project was signed last week in Seo Chai village, Yot Ou district, ...

Times Reporters

Vegetable industry in Laos facing several challenges

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The vegetable sector in Laos is facing several challenges and the expertise and experiences of stakeholders, public and private sectors and development partners is required to improve productivity and profitability.A regional vegetable forum, with the theme “Supporting the adoption of interventions ...

News Desk

New Zealand beefs up livestock farming in Laos 

Farmers from four provinces in Laos have learned about cattle rearing methods through the Lao Quality Beef Initiative (LQBI).The project team, in collaboration with district authorities, on Tuesday held a training session in Vientiane on small-holder cattle farming practices for farmers from Luang Prabang, Xayaboury, ...

News Desk

Energy Ministry Prepares To Cut Up To 50% Electricity Prices For Local Farmers

(KPL) The Ministry of Energy and Mines continues to amend its development strategy so that it can ensure the reduction of electricity prices for the agricultural production sector.The plan will benefit the agricultural sector by cutting electricity prices by 50% for crop producers and 30% ...

KPL editor

Rights Group Demands Transparency in Case Against 10 Lao Villagers Jailed Over Land Dispute

A civil society organization (CSO) in Laos has called on the government to proceed with its case against ten villagers jailed for more than a year over a land dispute in a transparent manner and demanded an update on their health conditions in prison.In July ...

Ounkeo Souksavanh

Laos commercial agricultural production increases

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Agricultural production in Laos is mainly of three types – native agriculture, mixed crop plantation and commercial production, the Department of Planning and Finance under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry stated at a seminar to mark World Food Day and ...

Times reporters

Laos, WWF extend rattan, bamboo harvesting cooperation  

The Lao government and World Wide Fund for Nature in Laos have agreed to implement Phase 5 of the Sustainable Rattan-Bamboo Harvesting and Production project. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the project was signed on Monday at the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute ...

Vientiane Times

Vets investigate 25 cattle deaths in Vientiane province

Xanakham district authorities in Vientiane province say the deaths of 25 cattle were caused by haemorrhagic fever and that no ingestion of toxic chemicals was involved. The animals died between May 17 and 22 in Xanakham district.  On May 17, 13 buffalo were found dead in ...

Vientiane Times

Cow and Buffalo Deaths Occur in Vientiane Province

In addition to the cow deaths occurring in Vientiane Capital this month, a number of cattle have now died in several villages in Vientiane Province. Local veterinarians have been unable to determine the cause of death.More ...

The Laotian Times

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