Master-Farmer booklets: a new series on vegetable gardening techniques

“Agrisud International and SNV, within the framework of the ENUFF project (Enhancing Nutrition for Upland Farming Families) financed by the SDC, have published a series of manuals intended for Master-Farmers, farmers selected and trained to disseminate agro-ecological techniques to their peers. After distributing the series of manuals dedicated to the production of fodder plants and […]

The official kick-off workshop on Agroecology and Safe food System Transitions in Southeast Asia

The official kick-off meeting of the regional project for the development of  Agroecology and Safe food System Transitions in Southeast Asia (ASSET) took place on November 10-12 in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. Around 130 people attended this event online and 20 in person both in Lao PDR and in Vietnam. The objectives of the kick-off […]


Last month the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) signed a Letter of Intent “to explore new partnerships between the UN Agency and the private sector”.  CropLife International (CLI), the pesticide industry association, interpreted the event slightly differently by claiming they had signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Whatever […]

Call for Papers: 3rd National Workshop on “Innovative Pathways to Climate Resilient Livelihoods”

National Climate Smart Agriculture Center, (NCSA Center), Yezin Agricultural University and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launch a call for papers. Please submit the research paper to the third national workshop of NCSA Center at the theme of “Innovative Pathways to Climate Resilient Livelihoods”, which will be virtually organized in 22 […]

World Food Day celebration in Lao PDR

World Food Day celebration in Lao PDR was organized by the Ministry of agriculture and forestry, on the 30th of October 2020 at NAFRI. The meeting was attended by a total of 210 participants from the Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, including researchers, professors, students from NUoL, and representatives from various international […]

The Enhancing Nutrition of Upland Farming Families” (ENUFF)

The Enhancing Nutrition of Upland Farming Families” (ENUFF) project of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) is implemented by SNV Netherlands Development Organization in partnership with Agrisud International in Oudomxay and Huaphan Provinces. Agrisud has developed a series of Master-Farmer booklets to support the dissemination of techniques from farmer to farmer in the framework […]

National workshop on the Application of the Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE) in Lao PDR

Background As far as Laos is concerned, the GoL has prioritized “Clean Agriculture” in their national agenda for development, and set the vision for Agriculture Development Strategy 2016-2025 as “ensuring food security, producing comparative and competitive potential agricultural commodities, developing clean, safe and sustainable agriculture and shift gradually to the modernization of a resilient and […]

Mekong Sustainable News – A training program on storytelling about natural resources and agriculture in Laos

What is CFI? CFI is a French media cooperation agency mainly funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and is responsible for coordinating and implementing public aid policy for promoting and enhancing the media in developing countries. CFI has currently involved in around thirty projects that fall within three major programmes: […]

Youth engage for development in Laos

Today is International Youth Day 2020, August 12th, Theme: Youth Engagement for Global Action source Why work with youth? Do you know who/organization are working about Youth participation topics in Laos? The current population of Laos is 7,397,253 as of Sunday, August 09, 2020. 2,690,006 young people.  We would like to introduce to you some of […]

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 […]