Military Chief seeks balance between health safety and livelihood security

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the country military chief, urged the civilian authorities to keep a balance between the need for health safety and livelihood security in implementing policies aimed at controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senior General conceded that the rate of infection of COVID-19 ...

Sai Wanna

Lao Farm Worker Beaten, Tied Up, in Dispute at Chinese Banana Plantation

A young Lao worker was beaten, shocked and tied up by his employers at a Chinese banana plantation in northwestern Laos in a dispute over working hours, his relatives said. Lou Xiong’s relatives say he was beaten and shocked by Lao and Chinese employers at a ...

RFA's Lao Service. Translated by Max Avary. Written in English by Paul Eckert.

Expected rise of malnutrition in Kingdom

Leading global organisations and NGOs have come together to urge Cambodia to focus on children’s rights to healthy diets as rates of malnutrition are in danger of rising amid the COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic. The call was made in a joint statement from Unicef, the World Food ...

Som Kanika

COVID-19 opens a can of worms for fisherwomen in Cambodia

“I’m used to hearing the sound of laughter every morning as my customers come to buy fish,” says 37-year-old Huon Tim. “But it’s very quiet these days in the village.” For Huon, who runs a small fish and produce stall at the local market in Kampong Por, ...

Laos to establish centre for food quality; no Covid-19 cases

Laos will establish the National Center for the Quality Inspection of Foodstuff and Beverage to ensure the product is safe for consumption. The National standards Certification and Quality Inspection Center under Laos Ministry of Science and Technology on Tuesday (June 30) signed a memorandum of agreement ...

Xinhua

ASEAN start-ups are tackling food waste

There are approximately 124 million people around the world who suffer from acute hunger. According to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2018 report, without intervention, 50 countries will fail to achieve the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of zero hunger by 2030. On ...

Liyana Hasnan

Hydropower in Cambodia could threaten food security of region

Farmers and anglers in Cambodia depend on the Mekong River’s predictable seasonal patterns, but new dams for hydroelectricity are altering the hydrology of the river. These changes have the potential to threaten fish migration, livelihoods, and regional food security. Keep reading   ...

Rice And Poverty In The Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS)

The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) is a major global rice producer and exporter but its population suffers from serious levels of poverty and malnutrition. Spanning six countries – China, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam – the region is home to 334 million people. Keep reading ...

Bui Dung

Mekong River dams ‘will harm food security’

Hydropower development on the Mekong River will aggravate food insecurity and poverty in the region and reverse the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a study says. Environmental and social specialists of Mekong River Commission (MRC) warned during the third MRC International Conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia, that ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Lower Mekong countries, the US enhance cooperation

Concerted efforts are needed to enhance cooperation between the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Việt Nam and the US in a number of areas, including education, energy security, food security, agriculture and health, Trần Quang Hoài, director of the Directorate of Disaster Management under ...

VNS Reporter

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