FAO in Laos

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07 July 2016
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has reaffirmed its commitment to the government's policies for the sustainable development of agriculture,forestry and fisheries. The FAO has also emphasised the need for ecological apporoaches to increase production and improve people's livelihoods. These messages were given by the Global Leader of FAO's Strategic...
11 May 2016
FAO is supporting the Government of Lao PDR in its current campaign to control the major outbreak of the Yellow–Spined Bamboo Locust ("Ceracris kiangsu”), which is occurring in 13 districts in the three northern provinces of Phongsali, Luangprabang and Huaphan.  The Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF),...
09 May 2016
(Vientiane Times) Vientiane-The Global Environment Facility has pledged US$4.7 million to protect Lao wetlands from climate change. Laos has defined two wetland areas under the Ramsar Convention on ‘Wetlands of International Importance' which covers all aspects of wetland conservation and wise use. These wetland areas are Xe Champone in Savannakhet province and...
29 April 2016
(Vientiane Times) Vientiane-Climate change is expected to bring increasingly severe drought conditions to Laos, with agricultural yields possibly falling 10 percent by 2020 and 30 percent by the year 2050. To reduce the damage caused by drought, the government is working with government agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to respond to...
31 March 2016
(Vientiane Times) Vientiane.- Despite the government taking measures to fight against Avian influenza over the past 10 years, the virus remains a challenge for Laos and other nations around the world. To address the issue, the govenment and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration...