Japan to aid vulnerable Lao farmers and businesses

  • Laos
  • Tuesday, 03 Oct 2023

Representatives from the Japanese government and FAO display the agreement documents during the signing ceremony in Vientiane. - VT

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/Asia News Network): The government of Japan has agreed to provide financial support worth almost US$1.5 million for a project that will continuously enhance resilient livelihoods for vulnerable Lao people.

The government of Japan and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations recently signed a new grant agreement in Vientiane to support “The project for enhancing livelihood resilience in rural areas” of Laos.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry, Planning and Investment and Foreign Affairs and other government agencies.

The project is designed to strengthen the resilience of small-scale farmers and agricultural businesses in northern rural areas of Laos, according to a joint statement from FAO and the Japan government.

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