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  • Lao Census of Agriculture 2010/11: Analysis of Selected Theme

    The second Lao Census of Agriculture (LCA) in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) was carried out in 2011 and collected crop data for the wet season of 2011 and the d...

  • Chemicals Dumped in River Kill Fish in Laos

    Chemicals released into a river by a Chinese-owned banana farm near the Lao capital Vientiane killed over 300 kg of fish in November, prompting warnings by authorities to local ...

  • Whats Behind Laos' China Banana Ban?

    On April 12, Radio Free Asia cited local government sources as confirming that Lao government orders to shut down environmentally destructive Chinese-owned banana farms, first r...

  • Atlas of agriculture in the Lao PDR: Patterns and trends between 1999 & 2011

    This atlas of agriculture presents a comprehensive spatial analysis of the agricultural activities and production patterns in the Lao PDR in 2011, and the respective changes dur...

  • Economic Change in Lao Agriculture: The Impact of Policy Reform

    Since implementation of economic reforms in the Lao PDR, beginning about 1990, rice output has grown less rapidly than population but cash crop and livestock production has outg...

  • Performance Review and Policy Options For Sustainable Irrigation Development In Lao PDR

    Over the past two decades, irrigation has been a vital and integral part of agricultural and rural development programs throughout Lao PDR. Areas under irrigation have more than...

  • Laos at a glance [Agriculture]

    This briefing page informs about the situation of agricultural sector in Laos based in Agriculture Census 2010/11.

  • Lao Government Appoints Committee to Enforce Timber Export Ban

    This news article gives information on the ministerial ban of raw timber export of Lao PDR.

  • LAOS: Sustainability of Future Rice Production Growth and Food Security Uncertain

    This page highlights information regarding the rice production growth and food security in Lao PDR.

  • Development Strategy of the Crop Sector 2025 and Vision 2030 [Lao PDR]

    Development Strategy of the Crop Sector 2025 is one of the strategic documents which include an analysis of crop production and development of the crop sector which has been car...

  • Unlocking the full potential of Lao PDR's tea sector

    Tea in Laos is mainly grown and collected by smallholder farmers. It thus has a strong potential to contribute to poverty alleviation and rural development. Despite a relatively...

  • Khai: A gift from the Ou River

    A cascade of dams is changing the rivers ecology and threatening riverweed a traditional source of food in northern Laos

  • Chinese Agriculture in Southeast Asia: Investment, Aid and Trade in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar

    "Since the adoption of China's 'going out' strategy, Chinese enterprises have been strongly encouraged to engage overseas in a range of sectors, including agriculture. This has ...

  • Agriculture Development Strategy to 2025 and Vision to the Year 2030

    The Agriculture Development Strategy 2025 defined the objectives, goals, targets and expected outcomes for the Agriculture Development in development stage of the country. It ha...

  • Striking a Balance: Managing El Nio and La Nia in Lao PDRs Agriculture

    This reports purpose is to help Lao policy makers and stakeholders prepare for future El NioSouthern Oscillation (ENSO) events. It does this by providing information on ENSOs po...

  • Lao Peoples Democratic Republic: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map

    This publication explains the evaluation and strategic investment priorities of the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in th...

  • Status Report on Fish Conservation Zones in Lao PDR

    Fish Conservation Zones (FCZs) have been officially established throughout the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) as a community fisheries management strategy over the pa...

  • Briefing Paper on Research on Agricultural Investments

    Agricultural investments are crucial to improve productivity and to raise the incomes and food security. Investments by small-holder farmers themselves are the main source of ag...

  • Commercialization of Rice and Vegetables Value Chains in Lao PDR : Status and Prospects

    Rice is Lao PDR's biggest agricultural commodity in terms of farmers involved in production, cropland area allocated, and food consumption. Rice also generates important economi...

  • Integrating Analytical Frameworks to Investigate Land-Cover Regime Shifts in Dynamic Landscapes

    Regime shifts—rapid long-term transitions between stable states—are well documented in ecology but remain controversial and understudied in land use and land cover change (LUCC)...

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