On-farm trial of drying and storage of maize for postharvest loss prevention” ACTION RESEARCH and VDO

by LURAS project, June 2020. Action research was conducted in Kham District, Xieng Khuang province to test new drying and storage practices and technologies. The objective of the trial was to provide farmers and the LURAS project with information on the potential benefits of adopting new drying and storing practices. The expected potential benefits include […]

Announcement of e-learning course on agro-ecology

To support agro-ecology transition in Cambodia as well as in the region, E-learning course on agro-ecology is developed under the project Innovative Pedagogical Resources in Conservation Agriculture in South-East Asia (IPERCA) funded by Agropolis Foundation and the complementary funding from the French Development Agency (AFD) through ACTAE/CANSEA project. This initiative brings together the E-learning Center […]

Young Organic Farmers 2020: Organic Seeds Production Training

Organic Seeds Production Training Training period is between 1-14 August 2020 Online Training Introduction: We have lost seeds varieties and food security from the mainstream agriculture system. Seeds production become limitation and professionalization, good quality seeds become commercialization, and adapt to chemical production method. The Open Pollination (OP) seeds are essential for resilience and sustainability […]

Green and Sustainable Agriculture Policy Framework Discussions, 3 June 2020, Lao PDR

original source: laofab.org June 3rd, 2020 SSWG on Agrobiodiversity update participants on the Lao PDR “Green and Sustainable Agriculture Policy Framework Discussions. The main activity of the SSWG will be to build on the Green and Sustainable Agriculture Framework by means of analyzing and documenting the success factors for the commercialization efforts by the private […]

Webinar on COVID-19: Deglobalisation and the opportunity for food sovereignty, 9 July 2020

COVID-19 has exposed multiple weaknesses and failures of the corporate and finance capital dominated, globalized world we live in.  As lockdowns around the world kicked in, global and national supply chains of essential goods and services were disrupted. Decades of neoliberal and austerity policies manifested in the overload and collapse of public health systems in […]

African Swine Fever (ASF): the other pandemic, situation and impact in Lao PDR

“African swine fever” (ASF) is an extremely resilient virus that has spread at an accelerated path in the region since 2019: originating from China, it hit Vietnam hard since the beginning of last year before spreading to Cambodia and Laos, Burma, the Philippines, Indonesia, Timor Leste and Papua New-Guinea (see FAO cartography and OIE bulletins). The […]

PROJECT FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION STAFF – GCDA, Lao PDR

Responsibilities: Petty Cash: Handle petty cash, ensuring disbursements and cash on hand are balanced; Ensure replenishment of the petty cash fund is done on time to ensure there are enough funds for daily and monthly operations. Project Management: Provide critical support in ensuring that project funds are efficiently and timely requested, disbursed, liquidated and properly […]

About chemical pesticide ban troubles farmers, industries

Cr: LaoFAB Update on Chemical pesticide issue in Thailand, Asia and abroad as below: Thailand’s chemical pesticide ban troubles farmers, industries BANGKOK (Reuters), JUNE 1, 2020- Thailand enforced a ban on Monday on two agricultural chemicals widely regarded as toxic to humans, prompting claims from farmers they will face losses, while environmental campaigners welcomed a step […]