Fund at least 15,000 resilient livelihood subprojects, including climate-smart agriculture, livestock, fisheries, value addition to farm and nonfarm products, marketing, and the acquisition for new skills and employment.
In joining the Lao effort to build the Luang Prabang hydropower project, Hanoi reverses policy, putting Vietnam’s credibility and the Mekong’s fate on the line.
The reversal was the result of a joint effort by a Thai animal-feed producer, a group of herbicide producers, and two political parties in collusion with US entities.
The statement was endorsed by Australia, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, and the World Bank Group.
In Thailand, one of the supply nations of the otters, unauthorized trading and possession of the fish-eating mammals is banned, but demand for them as pets remains strong.