FAO in Laos

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08 December 2015
Vientiane.- The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) held an equipment handover ceremony for its newly created Trademark and Geographical Indication Division, dedicated to the coordination of the Geographical Indication registration process, allowing potential Lao origin linked products to enjoy intellectual property legal protections and boost reputation. The equipment handover ceremony...
07 December 2015
(Vientiane Times) Vientiane. - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has formulated measures to prevent and control yellow-spined bamboo locust outbreaks after thousands hectares of crops in northern provinces were destroyed. The yellow-spined bamboo locust army destroyed more than 4,000 hectares of corn, job-tear and upland rice cultivation in six districts...
23 October 2015
Vientiane.- The National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) presented the draft of the National Agro-biodiversity Programme (NABP II) for 2015-20 to national and international stakeholders during a one-day event in Vientiane.  The meeting was chaired by Dr. Bounthong Bouahom, Director General of NAFRI and co-chaired by Dr. Margaret Jones-Williams, Head...
15 September 2015
Vientiane.- The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) and FAO hosted a forum to further promote the application of “Assisted Natural Regeneration” to restore forests ecosystems affected by land degradation and shifting cultivation in Lao PDR. Government decision makers and organizations working on the forestry sector attended the forum...
29 June 2015
Vientiane.- At the request of the Government, FAO and WFP have joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in an assessment of a locust outbreak that has been affecting Luang Prabang and Huaphanh provinces since April. FAO and WFP technical experts have joined teams led by the Ministry of Agriculture and...