Govt urged to regulate use of pesticides, herbicides

The National Assembly has called on the government to take steps to control the chemicals used on farms and suppress the illegal import of herbicides and pesticides.More ...

Somsack Pongkhao

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

Laos prepares to export 12,000 tonnes of bananas to Russia 

Soukhoungheuang company plans to sell 12,000 tonnnes of bananas harvested from its farmland concession in Savannakhet province to Russia. The Vietnamese company plans to invest US$38 million in growing fruit trees on about 5,500 hectares in Nong district, Savannakhet province, and has cleared 1,900 hectares ...

Vientiane Times

Foot-and-mouth disease kills 700 livestock in Huaphan

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease that began in Huaphan province in November last year has infected more than 10,800 animals and killed 700 others, a local official reported yesterday. The value of the animals that had died was estimated at more than 1 billion kip.More ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa 

Agriculture centres offer chance for development

The Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) has handed over four agricultural development centres to district authorities in Borikhamxay province to help foster sustainable livelihoods in the area.  The agriculture centres, in the villages of Nongxong, Sopphouan and Phonthong in Khamkeuth district, and Keosenkham village in Xaychamphone ...

Vientiane Times

Local Farmers to benefit from Lao PDR Agriculture Competitiveness Project

(KPL) More than 140,000 people will benefit from efforts to make rice, maize, and vegetables more productive and profitable through the Lao PDR Agriculture Competitiveness Project. The agreement for the US$25 million project was signed on Thursday, May 17, by the World Bank and the ...


Ministry supports Champassak farmers’ quest for quality

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is continuing to encourage farmers in Champassak province to improve the quality of their crops.Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo reinforced the message recently, telling farmers in Champassak to focus their efforts on growing better quality agricultural ...

Times Reporters

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