FAO in Laos

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30 March 2016
(Vientiane Times) Vientiane.-Laos suffers from natural hazards such as flood and drought that cause great damage to agriculture and the livelihoods of rural people, with the Mekong sub-region is suffering a bad drought. Climate change is also incresing the frequency and severity of these disasters. Upto 250,000 people are affected each...
17 February 2016
Vientiane.-Officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Enviornment and other bodies are learning about the current system of the control of import and export of pesticides usd in agriculture from international experts. The officials are also learning about the control measures used to ban or restrict industrial chemicals, at a...
12 January 2016
Vientiane.-New approaches to intensifying rice production in Lao PDR were discussed today at a review workshop held in Vientiane today.  The Ministry of Agriculture has been collaborating with FAO under its Regional Rice Initiative to look at rice production in a fresh way, with more of an ecological approach. This...
14 December 2015
(Vientiane Times) Vientiane.- The Department of Agricultural Land Management joined with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation on Monday for a workshop to mark the International Year of Soils 2015. The purpose of the International Year of Soils is to raise awareness worldwide of the importance of soils for food security...
12 December 2015
Vientiane.- A delegation of seven Permanent Representatives to the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N (FAO) concluded a week-long visit to Lao PDR, during which they held meetings with Government and development partners and traveled to FAO-supported project sites in three provinces to get first hand experience of...