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The National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) has launched a pilot project in the provinces of Savannakhet and Xayaboury to help people adjust their lifestyles to cope with the realities of climate change.

Read more: UN project helps farmers adapt to climate change

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Government officials met with international organisations and representatives from civil society, the private sector and international NGOs yesterday to discuss future activities under the Forest Investment Programme (FIP).

The funding envelope for Laos and Burkina Faso is US$20-30 million in grant financing for the FIP from the Multilateral Development Banks.

“We hope to receive about US$30 million for the implementation of this project in Laos,” Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry's Forestry Department Dr Silavanh Sawathvong said.

Read more: Experts mull reforestation programme

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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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