December 29, 2010
(KPL) Farmers in Long district, Luang Namtha province, have earned nine billion kip from growing rice and cash crops in the previous dry season.
‘In the previous dry season, we promoted the market-oriented farming of cash crops and livestocks of ethnic people to address their poverty,’ said Director of the Agriculture and Forestry Office of Long district, Kou Lovankeo.
Mr. Kou said that in the last dry season rice crops were planted on 43 ha, sugarcane on 298 ha, cassava on 234 ha, banana on 228 ha, pumpkin on 191 ha and water melons and maize on 80 ha and 60 ha, respectively. Next year, the Agriculture and Forestry Office of Long district will further make efforts in promoting foodstuff production, end to slash-and-burn cultivation of local people to reduce their poverty, according to Mr. Kou.