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17 October 2019

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- Laos, UN celebrate World Food Day, poverty eradication efforts
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and UN agencies in Laos on Wednesday kicked off events to mark World Food Day and International Day and National Week for the Eradication of Poverty at Lao-ITECC. The government, in cooperation with development partners, is marking the two important days as part of global efforts to bring an end to hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition,
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- Laos vows improved healthcare access at regional conference
Laos will continue to cooperate with regional and development partners to improve access to health services, a recent conference in Manila, the Philippines, has heard. Conducted under the theme ‘Digital Health’, the 70th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific took place from October 7-11 with the Lao delegation led by Deputy Minister of Health, Assoc. Prof. Dr Phouthone Muongpak.
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- Ministry regulates pesticide quality 
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has issued a new regulation that enables authorities to check the quality and safety of pesticides before they are used on crops in Laos. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Lien Thikeo on September 17 signed a ministerial decision, which requires the makers and importers of pesticides to register their products with the authorities so they can carry out checks. 
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Xekong keeping a lid on product prices

The industry and commerce sector in Xekong province is working to control the cost of consumer goods and food to prevent price hikes in the wake of widespread floods.
It is particularly important to regulate the price of rice, meat and fish as these are items that people buy every day and a price increase will cause hardship.

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Agriculture fair 

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is holding a fair to mark World Food Day and Poverty Eradication Week. The many stalls will display and sell products and there will be demonstrations and question-and-answer sessions on different aspects of agriculture.
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