FAO in Lao People's Democratic Republic

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HPAI subtypes H5N1 and H5N6 remain endemic in LaoPDR and are causing substantial loses to the poultry industry.The prevalence  of HPAI viruses detected in LBMs in Lao PDR was not significantly different from that previously reported in neighboring countries. Despite numerous attempts to reduce public health threat from HPAI subtype H5N1 and H5N6, the viruses are maintained in the poultry population. To minimize the risk of HPAIHPAI in both poultry and humans, we recommend continuous monitoring of viral loads and viral strains in the environment, safer value and production chains, and research on more effective antigenic vaccines.
This guideline provides guidance on planning and conducting pig culling and disposal operations in smallholder settings including other relevant actions, such as cleaning and disinfection of premises in the event of an ASF outbreak.
Disasters and climate change tend to be on the rise in Lao PDR. Floods and droughts, as well as pests, and animal diseases have caused severe damage to people’s lives and assets, creating a key challenge to achieving the goals and objectives of the National Socio-Economic Development Plan, as well as that of the Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development Plan. Disasters and climate change also threaten national food security and nutrition. Lao version | English version
ໄພພິບັດ ແລະ ການປ່ຽນແປງດິນຟ້າອາກາດ ຢູ່ ສປປ ລາວ ມີທ່າອ່ຽງເພີ່ມຂຶ້ນ ເປັນຕົ້ນ ນໍ້າຖ້ວມ, ແຫ້ງແລ້ງ, ສັດຕູພືດ, ພະຍາດສັດລະບາດ ຊຶ່ງສ້າງຄວາມເສຍຫາຍ ຕໍ່ຊີວິດການເປັນຢູ່ ແລະ ຊັບສິນຂອງປະຊາຊົນຢ່າງຫຼວງຫຼາຍ. ບັນຫາດັ່ງກ່າວ ເປັນສິ່ງທ້າທາຍທີ່ສໍາຄັນຕໍ່ການບັນລຸເປົ້າໝາຍ ແລະ ຈຸດປະສົງຂອງແຜນພັດທະນາເສດຖະກິດ-ສັງຄົມແຫ່ງຊາດ ກໍຄືແຜນພັັດທະນາກະສິກໍາ, ປ່າໄມ້ ແລະ ພັດທະນາຊົນນະບົດ.  ໄພພິບັດ ແລະ ການປ່ຽນແປງດິນຟ້າອາກາດຍັງເປັນໄພຂົ່ມຂູ່ຕໍ່ການຄໍ້າປະກັນສະບຽງອາຫານ ແລະ ໂພຊະນາການແຫ່ງຊາດອີກດ້ວຍ.
FAO in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry conducted a rapid assessment to assess the impact that the recent increase in the prices of the fuel, fertilizer, animal feed and other inputs has had on farmers’ households in Lao PDR. The assessment consisted of ten focus group discussions in five provinces (Loung Namtha, Savannakhet, Champasack, Vientiane province and Vientiane capital that are major producers of rice and other agricultural commodities.
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