LAOS Awards FAO on Clean Agriculture

 Vientiane, Lao PDR – 24 April 2017


The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos has delivered an award to several projects, development partners and outstanding farmers, including FAO and IPM-FFS graduate farmers, in support of clean agriculture. The award comes as a result of a FAO project that has trained thousands of farmers in sustainable farming practices and strengthened pesticide regulation. 

This follows a ministerial meeting reviewing plans of the clean agriculture policy in support of sustainable agricultural production. During the next two days, Lao farmers, including the farmer awardees Khampou and Sunan, showcased healthy and environmental-friendly produce to the public at a trade fair, also organised by the Ministry.

The awarded FAO project “Pesticide Risk Reduction in South East Asia“ has supported governments of Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam to address pesticides misuse and overuse since 2007 thanks to Swedish funding. Along with improving pesticide management, the project has focused on supporting Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) through season long Farmer Field School (FFS).

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