Lao authorities have ensured that this year bananas continue to be the top earner among all agricultural exports to China despite the government banning more banana plantations.
Laos exported nearly 22,300 tonnes of coffee beans, worth almost $40 million, during the first six months of this year, up from $20 million from the same period last year, the Lao Coffee Association (LCA) said.
The number of coffee plantations under the Lao Coffee Association (LCA) has decreased by around five to 10 per cent in the first five months of this year as growers shifted to cassava for better incomes.
Lao rubber producers are concerned with what they see as the unsustainably low price of rubber as they experience the brunt of low prices on global markets.
Well known for outlets in various Vientiane locations for its fish flavoured noodle soup (khaopiekloukxinpa) or rice noodle soup with fish meatballs, the SaepEeli noodle brand is aiming to enhance its taste and flavour for the international market, its founder says.
Distributors of organic herbal products are rushing to have the government guarantee them One District One Product (ODOP) certification in hopes of taking advantage of opportunities overseas.
Vietnam may itself be a major rice producer in the 10-member Asean group but the country also has a taste for the Lao grain.
Sangthong district in Vientiane will increase its organic rice cultivation to reach its export goal of 1,800 tonnes this year, according to a local agriculture official.
Isuzu is eyeing a 30 percent market share of pick-up automobile sales in Laos in the next five years despite serious competition in this segment of vehicles.
Huawei flagship smartphones and smartwatch are continuing to grab top awards at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (M WC 2017) held recently in Barcelona, Spain with the Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus and Huawei Watch 2 receiving an impressive 42 awards to date, Huawei said.