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GIEWS Update - The Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 22 September 2022

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Lao PDR
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FAO
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Soaring prices and reduced availability of agricultural inputs curb 2022 agricultural production prospects, increasing risks for acute food insecurity

Highlights

  • Reduced supplies and soaring prices of most agricultural inputs raise concerns about production of the 2022 main “wet” season crops, including paddy, the country’s main food staple.

  • Prices of livestock inputs surged since April 2022, resulting in distress sales of animals by farmers.

  • Prices of most food items increased since the beginning of 2022 and reached record or near‑record highs in July 2022.

  • Acute food insecurity deteriorated since early 2022, with most households gradually adopting food‑related coping strategies, including reducing meal sizes and limiting diversification.