Rice is a staple food for the Lao population, for people all over Asia and for more than three billion people around the world. Therefore, the production of rice must focus on quality along with quantity. One option is called SRI meaning the System of Rice Intensification. In our Food Security and Nutrition project in Khammuane, Humana-FPP has provided training and piloted SRI rice cultivation in 100 Farmers’ Clubs, and it seems to be working very well. The farmers are interested and are beginning to understand how the SRI methodology can increase yields while decreasing use of seeds and water.
HPP Laos and Humana FPP are international NGOs under the global Humana People to People Federation. The Federation is a network of 30 organisations engaged in international solidarity, cooperation and development in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. HPP Laos started with project activities in 2011, and Humana FPP started operating in 2017. Our focus areas are sustainable agriculture, health, nutrition as well as water, sanitation and hygiene. Our core theme is to work shoulder to shoulder with remote and vulnerable communities, empowering them to mobilise each other, work together and achieve the change they desire for their community.
HPP Laos and Humana FPP implement community development projects in Bolikhamxay and Khammouane Provinces. Currently, we have 45 dedicated staff, collaborating closely with government authorities at village, district and province levels as well as with project partners. Up to date, a total of 88,000 people in 180 villages have been reached.
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