Agriculture

Agricultural production

Cultivation improvements on agenda amid droughts

The Lao National Disaster Prevention and Control Committee is helping farmers across the country to improve their cultivation techniques so that crops can better withstand drought and dry season yields can be increased. Committee officials said recently that the country is facing drought conditions as rivers ...

Asia News Network

FDI in Vietnam: Rise of the north

A glossy photobook sits on the coffee table of the Deep C Industrial Zone offices, surrounded by walls the colour of sunshine and an abundance of indoor foliage.  “Compared with other big cities such as Hanoi and [Ho Chi Minh City], Hai Phong is still the ...

Samantha McCabe

INDUSTRY 4.0: Get with the times

That was the basic translation of the JapanCorp company slogan, and while Chantrea thought it was a bit cheesy, she had to admit it seemed accurate enough. Chantrea had been an industrial engineer for more than a decade now, managing the systems that kept Cambodia’s manufacturing ...

Andrew Haffner

Farmers in Mekong delta earn more thanks to agricultural restructuring

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday announced farmers in the Mekong delta have earned more thanks to agricultural restructuring. According to the Ministry, in 2019, farmers in the Mekong delta have switched 77,885 hectares of low yield rice area into growing other crops with ...

Nguyen Thanh

Thailand puts 24 provinces on alert in swine fever watch

Thailand has designated 24 provinces as “surveillance areas” for African swine fever and ordered strict animal controls in hopes of preventing an outbreak of the deadly disease that has hit its neighbours, an agriculture official said on Friday. Thailand has been on high alert since the ...

Lao Authorities Allow Chinese Firm to Plant on Land Promised to Dam Collapse Survivors

A Chinese-backed firm is growing bananas on land promised by the government of Laos as compensation to survivors of a 2018 dam collapse that that has been described as the country’s worst flooding in decades, RFA’s Lao Service has learned. The disaster occurred last July, when ...

Mekong farmers make organic switch to improve business

More and more farmers and entrepreneurs in the Mekong Delta are realising that new organic farming models help increase their income. Since the 2017–18 winter-spring crop, the My Dong Agricultural Coop No2 (in Dong Thap province’s Thap Muoi district) has been collaborating with Rynan Smart Fertilisers ...

Rural poor squeezed by land concessions in Mekong region - report

Companies acquired concessions amounting to the size of a small European country, while rural residents of Southeast Asia’s Mekong region saw their landholdings shrink or disappear over the past two decades, according to researchers. More than 5.1 million hectares of land – an area larger than ...

Pushing GMS food up the value chain

Conditions are ripe for the Greater Mekong Subregion to embrace sustainable agriculture and become a source of environmentally friendly produce. ADB’s Pavit Ramachandran discusses the barriers to this goal and how to overcome them.Keep reading ...

Pavit Ramachandran

ADB, Lao PDR sign agreement to enhance sanitary, phytosanitary management systems

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) signed an agreement on 13 November for a $10 million grant as additional financing for a project that will enhance Lao PDR’s sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) capacity, and improve ...

The FINANCIAL Reporter

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