EU gives boost to nutrition, food security in Xekong

The European Union is assisting the Laos Partnerships for Poverty Reduction and Women’s Empowerment Project in Dakcheung district, Xekong province, with a view to ensuring that children have access to nutritious food.

As with other EU funded nutrition and food security projects in many provinces across Laos, the Poverty Reduction and Women’s Empowerment Project aims to enable local remote ethnic groups and local authorities in Dakcheung to cooperate in realising inclusive economic development and poverty alleviation and contribute to the achievements of MDGs 1 and 3.

This project with a total budget of 1.3 million euros, of which EU contributes 1 million euros, started in 2013 and will end in 2017. The project is implemented by CARE International in Laos.

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