Laos Seed Industry News

This page features a compilation and selection of Laos PDR seed industry news briefs, summaries and leads, with an emphasis on events that impact or affect provinces, regions, counties, cities and locales in the Laos PDR.

The news here covers trends and events regarding seed regulation, testing, legislation, phytosanitary issues, intellectual property rights, biotechnology (genomics, gene-editing) plant breeding, agronomy and cropping, with original sources linked.

This page will be updated throughout the year, with most recent briefs listed first.

June and July 2020

The Lao People's Democratic Republic is cooperating with different sectors and entrepreneurs to improve the quality of agricultural products in order to increase exports to the People’s Republic of China. According to a XInhua report, citing  the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in 2019 the landlocked country earned US$560 million through the export of agricultural products, 80 % of which went to China. More details and figures here.