Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve 

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The 700-MT rice generously contributed by the Republic of Korea through APTERR’s Tier 3 programme was completely delivered to the warehouse in Lao PDR on 18 November 2021 thanks to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) of Lao PDR in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

The rice will be prepositioned in Lao PDR for 12 months to prepare for an immediate response in time of the emergency including COVID-19. After the termination of stockpile period, if there is no emergency occurrence, the rice will be released for purposes of poverty reduction and malnourishment alleviation.

Photo credit: MAF, MLSW and WFP Lao PDR