7 March 2018
The agriculture, forestry and rural development of Laos will strive to expand at a sustainable level of 2.8 percent in 2018, accounting for 15.73 percent of GDP, state-run daily Vientiane Times reported on Wednesday. To attain this target, the Lao government, especially the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, will continue to implement projects of national priority such as commercial production and food security. Agriculture and forestry experts from around the country are currently meeting… Read more
13 November 2017
During his ongoing trip to Laos, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on both sides to build "a community of shared future with strategic significance" in a signed article published in the Laos media on Monday. Laos is also eager to enhance its economic links with China and cater for increasing consumer demand in the world's second-largest economy. Rice is a major part of the story, with China being one of the main destinations for Laos' rice exports. Laos posted a small trade surplus with… Read more
11 July 2017
Laos is committed to reducing food insecurity and malnutrition to levels that would be considered insignificant by 2025 and to eliminate both by 2030 in line with the National Nutrition Strategy, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo has said. The government has prioritised multi-sectoral convergent approaches to do this and the work is being carried forward by two multi-sectoral and multi-agency coordination bodies, the National Nutrition Committee and National Committee on Food… Read more