Agricultural production

Small and medium scale farming

Myanmar govt to redistribute vacant land

The Myanmar government is developing a plan to redistribute vacant or fallow plots of land to rural landless people willing to farm the land.The Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr. Aung Thu told The Irrawaddy on Monday the government had obtained US$4.19 million ...

Htet Naing Zaw

Local organic production growth predicted via guarantee system

Lao small-scale farmers can now access Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS), to help them to increase the supply of quality organic produ cts to the local market. United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Regional Officer for Asia and the Pacific Ms Mayling Flores Rojas said ...

SMEs in 8 provinces to get Pracha Rath loans

The Department of Industrial Promotion will extend loans initially totalling Bt20 billion from a Pracha Rath fund for SME development in eight provinces, starting with Songkhla on May 24. Eight provinces have been initially targeted for the programme. Besides Songkhla, they are Krabi, Chon Buri, ...

Minister aims to boost farming through partnerships

The government is considering setting up public private partnerships to add value to the country’s farming industry, Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has told a meeting of senior regional leaders. Speaking at the Grow Asia Forum on May 10, Mr Sakhon said Cambodia is in the ...

BAAC taps tech to boost farmers’ incomes

The bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives is stepping up its push to become more customer-focused under initiatives aimed at boosting farmers’ incomes.​ The bank also plans to upgrade 900 of what it calls community financial institutions by teaming up with grass-roots financial organisations. The moves ...

Gov’t agro production project nets $36.3M

The Ministry of Economy and Finance secured a $36.3 million concessionary loan from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development program aimed at accelerating the production of small-scale agricultural products including rice, vegetables, potatoes, silk and livestock, according to a ministry release on March 1.Keep ...

Gov't, ministries, bankers and businesses cooperate to breed shrimp

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided that Vietnam should become the shrimp production base of the world. The target of exporting $10 billion worth of shrimp products by 2025 is within reach, he said. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said it hoped the shrimp ...

Pracha Rath makes an impact

Local communities in Phetchabun are optimistic about the government’s Pracha Rath project, which has led to real achievements in boosting the domestic economy and incomes of grass-roots people, especially farmers. Pracha Rath is the public-private partnership project initiated by the government with the aim of boosting ...

Mekong Delta 2016: historic drought, saline intrusion destroys crops

Dried fields, cattle dying of thirst, expensive drinking water, sea water overflowing houses. In 2016, the lives of millions of people in Mekong Delta, Central Highlands and central region were upset because of drought and salinity intrusion. In the first months of 2016, when the north ...

Fixing food loss with disruptive tech

Most wasted food perishes before it has even entered the consumer’s consciousness – between the farm and the supermarket shelf. A new initiative aims to change our food system by inspiring innovation and collaboration. The tragedy of food loss is best expressed in numbers: More than one-third ...

Contact us

Contact us

Do you have questions on the content published by Open Development Mekong? We will gladly help you.

Have you found a technical problem or issue on the Open Development Mekong website?

Tell us how we're doing.

Do you have resources that could help expand the Open Development Mekong website? We will review any map data, laws, articles, and documents that we do not yet have and see if we can implement them into our site. Please make sure the resources are in the public domain or fall under a Creative Commons license.

File was deleted
ERROR!

Disclaimer: Open Development Mekong will thoroughly review all submitted resources for integrity and relevancy before the resources are hosted. All hosted resources will be in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons. We thank you for your support.

7hRfF
* The idea box couldn't be blank! Something's gone wrong, Please Resubmit the form! Please add the code correctly​ first.

Thank you for taking the time to get in contact!