Laos

Capitalizing bitter bamboo group experience and improving marketing of bitter bamboo shoots (Lao Farmer Network)

Capitalizing bitter bamboo group experience and improving marketing of bitter bamboo shoots (Lao Farmer Network)

Non-timber forest products such as bamboo shoots are a very important food and source of income for farmers in rural areas of Laos. Sustainable management of bamboo is important for food security, and improvement of the bamboo value chain can help increase incomes for rural […]

AFA holds study tour on organic marketing and renewable energy

AFA holds study tour on organic marketing and renewable energy

Marketing of organic products where farmers get a bigger share of the value chain. Clean and renewable energy systems that are appropriate for rural communities. These are just some of the concerns of small scale women and men farmers in Asia. The Asian Farmers’ Association […]

In the News (Vietnam): ‘We cannot eat electricity’

In the News (Vietnam): ‘We cannot eat electricity’

The adverse impacts of climate change on the Mekong Delta in Vietnam will be amplified several times if hydropower dams planned upstream by other countries are built, experts say. Both local and international experts said at a forum on the Mekong River environment organized by […]

In the News: Laos: Forests destroyed for rubber farms

In the News: Laos: Forests destroyed for rubber farms

Foreign companies get permission to occupy and clear acres of land to grow rubber trees. But often take away the wood without creating rubber plantations. Thus they take from poor farmers what little they have to survive. The Laotian authorities allow businesses to cut whole […]


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