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: 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 […]


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 […]

National Consultant, FAO Vietnam

  Name:   Job Title**: National Consultant Division/Department: FAO Vietnam Programme/Project Number: TCP/RAS/3710/C2 Duty Station: FAO Vietnam, Hanoi Expected Start Date of Assignment: TBD Duration: 30 days Reports to: Name: Mr. Hoang Van Tu Mr Pierre Ferrand Title: National Programme Officer for Food Security, Nutrition and Food Safety LTO * Please note: If this TOR […]

WEBINAR: June 4th, 2020 “Exploring the ‘new normal’ in Global Food Systems; the role of the private sector and Public-Private Partnerships”

The Value chain Capacity Building Network (VCB-N), is organizing a series of Webinars around the theme “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains – What we can do to mitigate the impact”  The objective of the series is to provide an opportunity to assess the impact of the current crises on the ground […]

FAO/OIE/WFP/WHO food safety webinar – Food safety in the “new normal”, Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Have you noticed that you are now washing your hands more properly than the last year?  It is an important yet unique opportunity on the second observance of World Food Safety Day that we all have a chance to reflect how our continuous and new food safety actions could fit into the “new normal” era. Over the last […]

Support local farmers markets, support farmers for food security

Cr: LaoFAB moderator Around 30 percent of Vientiane clean agriculture production has been impacted adversely by the COVID-19 outbreak as well as hotter weather conditions, an official in the sector said. Head of Vientiane Organic Agriculture Production Group, Mr. Khamphou Phanthaboun told the media recently the group has 288 families producing for markets, and 30 […]