Maker of bamboo bags eyes larger market 

Phai Exclusive brand, which deals in locally made bamboo handicrafts such as bags, has become increasingly popular among local and foreign buyers and is now hoping to expand its overseas market.More ...

Times Reporters

Xayaboury farmers wage war against insect plague

Xayaboury provincial authorities are battling white-backed planthoppers in Xienghon, Ngeun and Hongsa districts after the pests ravaged farmers’ rice fields. The insects have damaged more than 2,000 hectares of rice, causing losses amounting to billions of kip.More ...

Times Reporters

ADB promotes smart agribusiness in Laos 

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a large grant to help farmers and agribusinesses in Laos create sustainable and climate-smart agriculture value chains.More ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

 Funds to support agricultural development

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) plans to provide a loan of US$40 million to boost the Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP) 2018-24 in Laos. The new funding is being proposed to develop market-led agricultural production, rural financial services and a sustainable management system ...

Vientiane Times

Northern nutrition improvements get EU, AFD support

The European Union (EU) and French Agency for Development (AFD) have forecast a budget of over 5.7 million euros in assistance from 2018-2022 for a project to support nutrition-sensitive agriculture in northern Laos.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

NAFRI promotes rice seed selection in northern provinces

The National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) is encouraging farmers and local authorities to select khaokaynoy rice breeder seeds for better yields and productivity.More ...

Vientiane Times

South Korea Eyes Strawberry Farm Project In Xiengkuang

On the 3rd of July, President of the South Korean Association of Arts and Culture Dr Yu Hian Suk and her delegation met with Acting Party Head of Xiengkuang Province Bounthon Chanthaphone to discuss the possibility of establishing a strawberry farm in Xiengkuang.More ...

The Laotian Times

Toxic Chemicals found in Fresh Vegetables and Fruits at Savanxay market in Savannakhet

Officers in change from Savannakhet Province and Kaysone City joined forces to collect samples and inspect at sites for toxic substances in fresh vegetables and fruits at Savanxay market, Savannakhet Municipality on June 26, 2018, with the interests of followed-up buyers and retailers.More ...

Lao Economic Daily

Lao People Are Paying Too Much For Rice

Lao people are paying some of the highest prices for rice in the region despite the country being a significant rice producer, according to the recently released World Bank Economic Monitor on Laos. Rice is the country’s biggest agricultural commodity. The crop covers about 75% of arable land in the ...

The Laotian Times

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

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