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Gov’t to Focus On Developing Modern Organic Agriculture

(KPL) The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will focus on modernizing the agricultural sector and focusing on fresh, clean, organic products for domestic and export markets, has said Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.

The Ministry will attach attention to supporting families, small and medium enterprises in the field of agricultural and forestry research, and promote family production, the minister Lien Thikeo told the 8th ordinary session of the National Assembly on Nov 13, 2019.

“We will provide financial assistance to manufacturers by strengthening funds enabling them to provide soft loans, promote agricultural bank and microfinance policy along with training of farmers’ groups, families on economic farm management, how to access financial assistance, markets, and the use of modern techniques to improve productivity,” said the minister.

Production groups, such as clean agriculture groups, organic agriculture groups, cooperatives and centralized farming centers are expected to be established along with markets for farmers, according to the minister.

Source: Lao News Agency