Development assistance for poverty reduction and food security
WFP provides US$1 million to feed returning migrant workers
The World Food Programme (WFP) has committed US$1 million to the Ministry of Health for the provision of meals to returning migrant labourers temporarily housed in quarantine centres in Vientiane, Bokeo, Savannakhet, Champassak and Xayaboury provinces. Returning migrant workers staying in state-run quarantine centres will ...
Poverty Reduction Fund targets livelihoods, nutrition
The Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) will focus on livelihood support and nutrition promotion in four target provinces this year, according to PRF Work will involve assistance with household vegetable gardens, fodder gardens, animal raising (poultry, pigs, fish, frogs) vaccine chain management, seedling nurseries, cattle pens, ...
Star Fintech to make u-money cash transfers under poverty reduction project
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry signed a contract in February on the use of u-money to make grant payments to the beneficiaries of the Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition Project. This project is one of several projects funded by loans from the World Bank.The ...
Lao National Institute of Nutrition, Lao-American Nutrition Initiative launched
(KPL) In order to help improve the nutrition of Lao citizens, especially children, the United States, in close cooperation with the Lao Ministry of Health, opened the Lao National Institute of Nutrition and the Lao-American Nutrition Initiative (LANI) on Nov 14, 2019 in Vientiane Capital.The beautiful new institute, which ...
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Feature: China-Laos joint poverty alleviation project transforms Lao hilly village
VIENTIANE, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) — Some two hours’ drive on bumpy roads to the north from Laos’ capital Vientiane lies the village Ban Xor of Sangthong district, settled among the hills.Among the 407 households, or 2,007 residents in the village, half live in poverty with ...
China, Laos sign poverty alleviation aid document
VIENTIANE, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) — Chinese and Lao officials signed a document for carrying out China aid projects for poverty alleviation in Laos on Wednesday in Lao capital Vientiane.Wang Qihui, economic and commercial counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Laos and Saysana Sithiphone, chief cabinet ...
Laos, EU, Unicef join forces to improve nutrition in Savannakhet
Savannakhet province: The government, the European Union (EU) and UNICEF are increasing their efforts under the Partnership for Improved Nutrition, with the aim of improving the nutritional status of children.Despite the progress made in recent years, Savannakhet province has a high prevalence of stunting, underweight and ...
EU provides 484 billion kip to improve nutrition in Laos
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The European Union (EU) has provided more than 484 billion kip (50 million euros) to improve nutrition and reduce malnutrition in Laos.Lao government officials from various ministries and the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr Neven Mimica, launched the ...
Germany grants 8.3b kip to bolster food security in Xieng Khuang
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) in cooperation with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Germany (ADRA) has granted more than 8.3 billion kip (US$961,493) to fund a three-year food security and livelihoods project in Phoukoud ...
World Bank: Malnutrition costs 2.4% of Lao GDP annually
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – High levels of childhood malnutrition present a staggering, yet avoidable, loss of human and economic potential for Laos, according to the World Bank.Nationally, stunting affects over one third of all Lao children under the age of five, the Bank said in ...