TOT training of Permaculture, 14 – 19 October, 2019, Lao PDR

Pha Tad KeBotanical Garden has started a new permaculture project. This project will involve the development and installation of a permaculture demonstration/research farm in Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden, Laos with a training program for local farmers, government staff, NPAs and NGO’s. As part of this program, we will teach and showcase sustainable practices and how […]

Regional Vegetable Forum 2019 Sharing knowledge and experience to promote development of vegetable and improve income of smallholders

Regional Vegetable Forum 2019 Supporting the adoption of interventions (improved practices and new technologies) by smallholders for sustainable year-round production of safe fresh vegetables The vegetable sector is becoming a higher focus for research, development and the private sector in Southeast Asia due to the greater nutritional and economic values that can be derived. However, […]

Xieng Khuang beekeepers savour sweet taste of success

Vientiane Times, August 8, 2019 Source: Beekeepers from four districts in Xieng Khuang province have been able to collect more than 12 tonnes of fresh, natural honey this year following below-average rainfall. This year’s production represents a significant increase from 2018 when Paek, Phoukoud, Phaxay and Khoun districts managed just under eight tonnes of honey between them […]

IRI Digital Story Telling Camp, September 23-27, 2019, Luangprabang, Lao PDR

IRI is hosting a Digital Story Telling Camp for Lao Youth at Souphanouvong University from September 23-27, 2019. Camp participants will learn how to use digital storytelling as an advocacy tool. Campers’ stories will focus on illuminating the experience of different communities in Laos, highlighting the ways individuals have overcome barriers to inclusion. We are […]

Regional Workshop on “Scaling-up Agroecology in ASEAN Higher Education to meet SDGs and Ensure Climate Resilience”, 26-27 June 2019, Thailand

Regional Workshop on “Scaling-up Agroecology in ASEAN Higher Education to meet SDGs and Ensure Climate Resilience” Hosted by Maejo University (MJU), Chiang Mai, Thailand, 26-27 June 2019, International Education and Training Center (IETC) CONTEXTS With support from the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) Thailand, Chulalongkorn University (CU) is leading a small multi-disciplinary policy […]

Regional Media Training on Communicating Food Safety, July 29 to August 2, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Original source: Twenty-eight science journalists and media professionals from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) are currently in Mekong Institute for the Regional Media Training on Communicating Food Safety from July 29 to August 2. Speaking at the opening remarks, Ms. Maria Theresa Medialdia, Director of the Agricultural Development and Commercialization Department, highlighted the […]

MYANMAR: Coffee farmer boosts income by adding value to organic coffee products

Original source: We support our farmers.We drink our farmers' coffee.We love AFFM coffee. Posted by Ctum Myanmar on Sunday, 2 June 2019 In Hpayargyikone village, Myanmar, there are 37 farmer members of the Agriculture and Farmers’ Federation of Myanmar (AFFM), and 32 of them are coffee farmers. U Zaw Myo Naing is one of […]

ECHO Asia Agriculture & Community Development Conference 2019

October 01, 2019 08:00 – October 04, 2019 17:00 Holiday Garden Hotel & Resort, Thailand Presented By: ECHO Asia “Small Scale: Up Scale” How can we help small scale farming initiatives thrive in Asia? We can provide low-cost, innovative options that allow people to grow both their crops and their knowledge, expand their operations, and scale up! Join […]

Agronomist (Lao National) – Urgently Needed!

AGRISUD International (AGRISUD), French Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization partners with Green Community Development Association (GCDA), a Lao Non-Profit Association (NPA) to implement a project – Forestry and Agro-ecology in Lao Rural Uplands Phase 2 (FORAE 2) in Viengkham District, Luang Prabang Province. The project’s specific objective is to “strengthen the agrienvironmental and socio-economic dynamics brought […]


BACKGROUND The consumer day is designed to engage consumers in the chain of vegetable production from the farm to table by taking into account the practices of Ecofarm Group. This event is based on few specific objectives: Raising consumers awareness on safe vegetable production and local food availability Introducing safety and quality assurance system-PGS which […]