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 in many provinces have continued to drop since last year.
In recent years, the direct impact of global warming can be seen in the changing weather patterns around the world, including the recent prolonged dry spells in Laos, according to senior experts from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
In the first six months of 2019, rainfall in the Nam Ou basin, the largest of the Mekong tributaries in Laos, decreased 41 per cent compared to the same period in 2018 and dropped by 29 per cent from July to September 2019.
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