Agriculture

Agricultural production

South Korean company brings eco-friendly livestock production to Laos

Local farmers and members of the Parksarpmai Cooperative Group will be able to upgrade their livestock production, thanks to the support of an agricultural solutions company from South Korea, the Greengoods Company Limited. Through the support of Greengoods Co Ltd, villagers will have a chance to ...

The Star Online

One million free cannabis plants handed out from next month: Anutin

From June 9, people in Thailand will be able to grow “as many cannabis plants” as they like in their own homes, according to Anutin. The cannabis grown must be of medical grade and used for medicinal purposes only. Official registration is not required for growing ...

The Nation

Vietnam coffee farmers turn to avocados and durians as Ukraine war pushes up fertiliser costs

Coffee growers in top producer Vietnam are planting more profitable crops like avocados, black pepper and durians, which is helping them cope with the soaring fertiliser and fuel costs caused by the war in Ukraine. Even with the extra income from these additional crops, farmers are still ...

Bloomberg

Investment, stronger agricultural exports drive economic growth

Laos’ economy is projected to grow 3.4 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2023, due to the country’s investments to boost exports, according to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday. “Growth in 2022 and 2023 will ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Vietnam Approves Plan to Boost Digitisation in Agriculture Sector

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has approved a plan to enable agricultural production households to operate on e-commerce platforms, aiming to develop the agricultural and rural digital economy. According to a press release, the plan has set the following objectives: All agricultural production households must ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Farmers Encouraged to Replace Tobacco Crops in Laos

Health officials in Laos have asked the government to encourage farmers to grow other crops as alternatives to growing tobacco. Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Sanong Thongsana, has provided answers to questions by National Assembly members on Friday regarding the amendment of the draft law on ...

Phayboune Thanabouasy

Myanmar’s rice farmers are facing higher production and transportation costs, lower yields, and low prices, leaving many worried they will no longer be able to earn enough to survive.

Myanmar’s rice farmers are facing a bitter harvest. With the price of agricultural inputs more than doubling since the start of the year and market conditions more unpredictable than ever, cash-strapped farmers faced a tough choice: take on more debt to buy their usual amount ...

FRONTIER

Pandemic wears out Mekong Delta farm cooperatives

Plummeting sales due to Covid-19 and a pileup of inventories mean agricultural cooperatives in Vinh Long and Soc Trang provinces are at the end of their rope. Nguyen Ngoc Bao, chairman of the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance, said farming cooperatives are plagued by broken supply chains, ballooning ...

Thi Ha, Anh Minh

Bac Lieu to expand large-scale agricultural production

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu plans to expand large-scale production and the use of advanced techniques to improve agricultural yield and quality and raise farmers’ incomes from now to 2025. The provincial People’s Committee targets production of 1.17 million tonnes of paddy, including 190,240 tonnes of organic paddy, a year by 2025.  It plans to expand large-scale ...

VNA

Measures needed to make Mekong Delta adaptive to climate change

It is essential to promote sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in the direction of effectively adapting to climate change, given the region’s strategic position in national socio-economic development and security defence, experts have said. Covering a total area of 3.94 million hectares across 13 provinces and city, the ...

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