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24 July 2019

Level of Mekong, tributaries forecast to rise in coming weeks

 

- Drought destroying the future of Lao farmers
Low rainfall and high temperatures are destroying the crops of Lao farmers across the country against the backdrop of an ongoing drought in the Southeast Asian region. Analysts say the lowest seasonal rainfall in decades will not only have a severe impact on farmers’ livelihoods but will also affect food security. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Bounkhuang Khambounheuang told Vientiane Time
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- UN agriculture chief monitors project progress in Laos
A senior United Nations official is visiting Laos with the goal of enhancing the UN-Laos partnership in maintaining food security, generating employment in rural areas, and mitigating the effects of climate change in rural areas.  As part of their mission, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Mr Gilbert F. Houngbo, and his delegation are in
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- Level of Mekong, tributaries forecast to rise in coming weeks
The level of the Mekong River - the longest river in Southeast Asia - will increase gradually in the coming weeks after falling to a record rainy-season low that is affecting farmers and businesses. The Meteorology and Hydrology Department issued the forecast on Monday, suggesting that there will be more rainfall at the end of this month and early next month. The rainfall will result in
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