The Sustainable Forest Management Project has provided over 180 million kip (over US$ 21,950) to rice growers in target villages of Viengphoukha district, Luang Namtha Province, with the aim to eliminate poverty among farmers.
The funds will be used to purchase 115,220 cucumber seeds, 541 fruit trees, 24 tonnes of fish hybrids, 34 goats, 19 pigs and 110 supply water pipes to 320 families in the target villages of Viengphoukha district, according to Phoumone Khounsilihieng, Head of Agriculture and Forestry Office of Viengphoukha District.
The target villages are Phouxaytha, Khonethou and Phoudeth.
A handover ceremony for the financial support was held last week in the presence of Mr Phoumone and relevant officials.
A large population of Viengphoukha district relies on rice farming and animal husbandry. The local people are comprised of Akha, Muser, Khmu, Hmong and Lao Loum tribes, Mr Phoumone said.
Source: Lao News Agency