FAO in Laos

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02 September 2014
Vientiane. - Fish and other forms of aquatic life are extremely important sources of protein in the diet of Lao people with over 40% of meat consumed in the Lao diet coming from fish and aquatic animals. This year the Government has started a new project with support from the...
03 July 2014
Vientiane.- More than 50 representatives from four Government ministries, international organizations and the private sector met in Vientiane to decide on a programme for improving the quality of agricultural statistics that are required by policy-makers, planners, researchers and other actors at national, provincial and local levels. The Ministry of Agriculture...
27 June 2014
Vientiane. - Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, United Nations Forestry and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) met in Thalad, Vientiane province last week to discuss the implementation of a System of Rice Intensification (SRI) project in Laos. Jointly organized by the Department of Agricultural Extension and Cooperatives...
02 April 2014
Vientiane.- Preparations for the possible spread of avian influenza (H7N9) into Lao PDR received high level attention this week at a joint National Preparedness and Contingency Planning workshop in Luang Prabang. This workshop was attended by Dr Sinlavong Khudphaithun, Minister of Government House, Head of National Emerging Infection Disease Coordination...
25 March 2014
Vientiane. -  The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, H.E. Vilayvanh Phomkhe, warmly welcomed Dr. Stephen Rudgard as the newly appointed Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to Lao PDR.  Dr. Rudgard is a national of the United Kingdom, and has worked for FAO...