National Project Officer For Voices for Mekong Forests (V4MF) Project

Application Deadline: 21st May 2018 RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests holds a unique and important place in the world of forestry. It is the only international not‐for‐profit organization that specializes in capacity development for community forestry and devolved forest management. RECOFTC engages in strategic networks and effective partnerships with governments, nongovernment organizations, […]

Thematic workshop: Bringing Agroecology to the Market, 09 February 2018, Vientiane, Laos

On the 9th of February, 44 participants from Government agencies, Research Institutes, National University of Laos, Development practitioners and private sector gathered at the Vansana Riverside Hotel in Vientiane, Laos for a thematic workshop on Bringing Agroecology to the Market: Innovative Market Approaches and Institutional Settings to accompany the agroecological transition. This workshop was organized […]

Side event at the Luang Prabang Film Festival, Promoting Sustainable Farming and Agroecology, 9-10 December, Laos

On 9th & 10th of December 2017, ALiSEA has organized a side event in the framework of the Luang Prabang Film Festival addressing Sustainable Farming and Agroecology! Addressing Sustainable Farming, the Environment, and Agroecology, this event was meant to emphasize the important role of the youth as part of the solution to lead an agricultural […]

Towards a regional initiative to develop E-learning resources in Agroecology – Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 11th of October 2017

Based on on-going activities in the field of training and higher education implemented by a range of partners within ACTAE project and beyond (see program of the event) a regional workshop was organized in Phnom Penh on October 11 2017 bringing together different partners involved in training, awareness raising and higher education. This workshop was […]

Sub Sector Working group meeting on Agrobiodiversity, 5 December 2017, Vientiane, Lao PDR

On the 5th of December 2017, over 50 participants from Government agencies, Research Institutes, National University of Laos and Development practitioners attended the Sub-Sector Working Group on Agro-biodiversity (SSWG-ABD). The meeting took place at the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and was chaired by Dr Bounthong Bouahom, Director General of NAFRI, and co-chaired […]

Lao Uplands Forum: landscape of opportunities November 2017 – March 2018

Context Changing Lao Uplands The uplands of Lao PDR are defined as an area of multi-dimensional marginality, characterised by remoteness, diverse ethnicity, language, and culture, with a comparatively high level of poverty, and livelihoods dominated by pockets of food insecurity (Uplands Development Strategy 2016-2025). Covering about 70 percent of the country territory, the Lao Uplands […]

Internship opportunity: ALiSEA website content manager (full time, Vientiane, Lao PDR)

Application Deadline: 30/11/2017 Goal of the ALiSEA Website ALiSEA website (http://ali-sea.org) is an attractive and user-friendly regional online knowledge-sharing platform on agroecology. This website is instrumental for ALiSEA as a regional network since it fosters information and document sharing, enhance visibility of its members’ initiatives, and contributes to a better credibility of agroecology practices towards […]

Regional Forum on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Mekong Sub-Region towards Food Security, An Giang University, Vietnam 6-7 November 2017

The Mekong Sub-region is rapidly becoming a new frontier of economic growth in Southeast Asia due to its rich human and natural capital (ADB 2017). Its suitability for a wide range of crops has made agriculture one of the sub-region’s important economic sectors. It has also led to increased trade and investment linked to regional […]

Volunteering opportunity: Permaculture Project Coordinator at Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden in Laos

Application Deadline: 11/30/2017 Description We are looking for a volunteer who is interested to work with Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden in Luang Prabang, Laos (www.pha-tad.ke.com ), on a new permaculture project for a six month period. This role would start in January 2018 and run until the end of July 2018. We are looking […]

Laos Vegetable Forum 2017: Fostering a safe and sustainable vegetable sector

Fostering a safe and sustainable vegetable sector In the Lao PDR, vegetable production provides around 80% of domestic demand, mostly produced by smallholder farmers. Throughout the country, there are large differences in consumption between provinces. Challenges to vegetable production include suboptimal yields, poor competitiveness, high postharvest losses, product that does not conform to quality and […]