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Lao Peoples Democratic Republic Rice Policy Study: 2012 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Lao Peoples Democratic Republic Rice Policy Study: 2012

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published June 1st 2013
ISBN : 9789251074657
Paperback
180 pages
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The study presents the background and contributory factors to the structural transformation of the Lao rice sector. It examines the policy framework and performance of the sector using data from recent agricultural censuses, then presents detailedMoreThe study presents the background and contributory factors to the structural transformation of the Lao rice sector. It examines the policy framework and performance of the sector using data from recent agricultural censuses, then presents detailed simulation analyses for alternative scenarios of rice production, rice consumption, and the resulting balance of exportable rice surplus between 2012 and 2020. Finally, it explores emerging challenges and options for improving rice sector policies, including improved regional trade in paddy and rice, strengthened emergency rice seed and food reserves, improved efficiency and effectiveness of public investments, and new measures to strengthen the rice seed sector.