The poor

Development assistance for poverty reduction and food security

Korean association’s 32 billion set to help the poor

The Sharing Culture Arts Association of Korea has provided clothes, shoes, desks and chairs to benefit the poor to the Lao government worth over 32 billion kip (US$3,894,720). It will also aim to assist in alleviation efforts for disaster victim and disadvantaged people in rural ...

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

Over 2,500 Villages Benefit From Poverty Reduction Fund

(KPL) Over 2,500 villages in rural areas of fifty five districts have reportedly benefited from the Poverty Reduction Fund since 2002.More ...


New scheme brings business on board in battle against malnutrition 

Laos launched a new nutrition network last Thursday, aiming to ensure food security and reduce levels of malnutrition. The initiative is known as the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network. The Sun Business Network (SBN) is part of the global Scaling Up Nutrition Network.More ...

Vientiane Times

Australia backs project to reduce child undernutrition

The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health of Australia is providing over US$700,000 from 2018-2021 to help reduce child malnutrition in target districts of Vientiane province.More ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

US extends support for school meals programme

The United States government has announced new support of US$27.4 million in funding for the school meals programme to help strengthen the Lao government’s national school meals initiative.More  ...

Vientiane Times

Australia Contributes AU$ 1 Million Supporting Community Led School Feeding

(KPL) The Australian government announced renewed support of AU$ 1 Million funding for the World Food Programme (WFP) to support vulnerable communities in the Lao PDR in managing their own school feeding programmes and strengthening their resilience to the impacts of climate change.More ...


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