Laos receives FAO Model Farmers Award

Laos was one of five countries in the Asia-Pacific region to receive a 2018 FAO Model Farmers Award, with the awards ceremony held at the FAO regional office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok on October 19.The award recipients for 2018, which are given ...

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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 ...


Rice production targets set to rise in 2019, Minister says

An ambitious target has been set to increase the rice production in 2019 and to ensure food security that was undermined by this year’s severe floods, a minister said this week. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is targeting 100,000 hectares of dry season rice next ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

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 ...

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Champassak cleans up to advance Asean tourist city aspirations

Champassak district in Champassak province is aiming to achieve Asean Clean Tourist City certification by 2020.The UNESCO World Heritage Listed Old Town of Luang Prabang became the first conurbation in Laos to be awarded the standard earlier this year.More ...

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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 ...

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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

ADB, Lao PDR sign agreement to boost sustainable, climate-smart agribusiness

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) signed an agreement yesterday for a $40.5 million grant for the Climate-Friendly Agribusiness Value Chains Sector Project that will help farmers and agribusinesses develop sustainable and climate-smart agriculture value chains in the country.More ...


Laos launches website to promote and preserve traditional food and farming

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Restaurateurs and entrepreneurs can now tap into Laos’ rich food and farming culture, with the launch of a website dedicated to preserving traditional recipes and agricultural practices before they die out.More ...

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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 ...

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