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: […]

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 […]

The new video collection of farmers’s voices and techniques produced by Lao Farmer Network

Why farmers in Laos are shifting from cabbage to cassava production     When the COVID-19 pandemic hit globally, farmers in Laos are among the most affected. Many farmers could not sell their cabbages due to lack of buyers. The prices for cabbages also dropped, thus, some farmers in the country decided to shift to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Impact of COVID-19 on small holder farmers & traders in Lao PDR

STATEMENT Support Family Farmers as Frontliners in the Fight to Eradicate COVID-19 We are leaders and members of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development, with 20 member organizations and cooperatives in 16 countries in Asia, comprising around 13 million small scale women and men family farmers, fishers, forest dwellers, indigenous peoples, pastoralists, and […]

Proceedings of VCB-N Webinar 1: “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains – What we can do to mitigate the impact!”

This webinar is hosted by VCBN for anyone who is interested in learning more about what we can do to support agricultural value chains and how to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and listen to potentially policy considerations from four representatives, who shared their different Covid-19 perspectives. The 2nd Webinar on 5th of May […]