Since we were kids, we were raised to view agriculture as a job of last resort. The stigma of farmer as someone who works in dirty-soiled- clothes with little reward still stuck in one’s head.
As reported by FAO in 2016, agricultural areas occupy 10, 2% of total land areas in Lao PDR. With Lao PDR being a landlocked country, agricultural products are the primary source of income for its civilians. However, Lao Farmer Network (LFN) research suggests that youths in Lao PDR tend to depend on their family’s farm rather than innovating to produce better income. Hence, LFN has initiated several new alternative forms of agricultural marketing approaches. One of these is the “farmer basket” program, which is known to be successful.
The ASEAN Foundation is organising its 5th ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting 2019 (5th AFMAM 2019) in Thailand. The 5th AFMAM 2019 targets students of tertiary education level from across ASEAN region to understand diplomacy and how decision makers of ASEAN Member States address regional issues at the various ASEAN meetings.
INDONESIA, 14 March 2019 – The ASEAN Foundation and Microsoft have announced today the launch of the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme, aimed at equipping underserved ASEAN youth aged 15 to 35 with future-ready skills.