Rice losses causing harvest shortfall, minister tells NA

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Some 105,206 hectares of ricefields were destroyed by floods during this year’s rainy season, meaning the country will not reach the 2019 production target of 4.4 million tonnes.

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo reported the information to lawmakers at the 8th session of the National Assembly (NA)’s 8th legislature last week.


Ounkham Pimmata