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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is continuing to support efforts to improve the capacity of the Lao agriculture sector to deal with the impacts of climate change.

A project document on Improving the Agriculture Sector to Climate Change Impacts was signed yesterday by the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and UNDP at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Vientiane.

Read more: UNDP backs agriculture sector to adapt to climate change

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Laos is one of eight countries selected by the World Bank (WB) for the Forest Investment Programme, which aims to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and promote sustainable forest management, leading to emission reductions.

Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's Forestry Department, Dr Silavanh Sawathvong, said the programme is a pilot project of the WB, which has provided funding of US$348 million.

Read more: Laos joins fight against climate change

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Vientiane - Laos is one of eight countries selected by the World Bank under its 348-million-dollar Forest Investment Programme, aimed at reducing deforestation to curb climate change, media reports said Wednesday.

'We will receive about 30 million dollars for the implementation of this project in Laos,' director general of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's Forestry Department Silavanh Sawathvong told the state-run Vientiane Times.

Read more: World Bank to give Laos 30 million dollars to combat climate change

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