Category Archives: Policymaking and capitalization

National Workshop on Guideline on the Programme Based Approaches

Vientiane Capital, Friday 09 October 2015. As a part of preparation for the forthcoming Round Table Meeting which will be held in this November, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Department of International Cooperation, on Friday 09 October 2015 at … Continue reading

Organic vegetables healthy but expensive

Vientiane Times, 8 August 2013 Organic vegetables healthy but expensive Last Saturday I visited That Luang stupa and had the chance to buy organic vegetables from farmers who travel from their gardens to the market to sell their produce. Farmers … Continue reading

Deputy PM visits Champasak agricultural project

Vientiane Times, 7 August 2013 Deputy PM visits Champassak agricultural project Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad visited Champassak province recently to encourage local people to boost their productivity and grow crops for commercial sale and export. Deputy PM Somsavat Lengsavad … Continue reading

Sweet corn raises living standards for growers

Vientiane Times, 5 August 2013 Sweet corn raises living standards for growers Despite the unseasonal rain and cold, Ms Silakhone Tonsavanh, quickly wipes out the grass around the sweet corn stalks that she hopes to harvest next month. Ms Silakhone … Continue reading

Policy makers define clear land use areas

Vientiane Times, 31 July 2013 Policy makers define clear land use areas Up to 4.5 million hectares of land or 19 percent of the country's total area is earmarked to be set aside for agricultural production in order to secure … Continue reading

Bahrain interested in Lao rice purchase

Vientiane Times, 16 July 2013 Bahrain interested in Lao rice purchase Bahrain is interested in buying rice, cooking oil, coffee and tea from Laos, it was revealed during a visit to Bahrain and Jordan by Deputy Prime Minister of Laos … Continue reading

Deputy PM calls for more commercial agriculture

Deputy Prime Minister Somsavat Lengsavad has advised the agriculture and forestry sector to improve the quality of agricultural production in terms of commerce and safety, to meet international standards. Mr Somsavat met with officials from the sector in Vientiane on … Continue reading

Improving implementation through policy advice

An integrated approach to rural development needs to include both policymakers and people “on the ground”. This refers not only to activities as such but also to the lessons learned from the implementation of these activities. Under the NUDP a … Continue reading