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    This manual is to help planners to integrate food consumption and nutrition considerations into agricultural and rural development projects. It is designed for use not only by nutritionists and food economists but also by anyone engaged in planning projects, who has some knowledge related to nutrition and food or has access to professionals in these areas. It covers all phases of the work involved, but it does not necessarily have to be used in its entirety. Planners are advised to s elect only that part which is suitable for their needs and to vary the sequence or numbers of tasks according to the time and information available.
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    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR or Laos) has reduced poverty levels substantially over the past 15 years. However, the mountainous land-locked country remains one of the poorest and least developed countries in Southeast Asia, with more than three-quarters of the Lao people living on less than US$2 per day. FAO collaborated with the Lao government since the establishment of the Lao PDR on 2 December 1975. A Permanent FAO Representative Office was established in Vientiane in 1980. S ince then, the country’s population has more than doubled, from about 3.2 million to 6.6 million. Agriculture is the country’s most important economic sector, providing the main source of income for some 80 percent of the labour force and contributing more than 50 percent to GDP. FAO provides support to the Lao government with policy formulation delivered by technical experts, social scientists, economists and statisticians. It provides agriculture, fisheries and forestry support through the exp ertise of agronomists, foresters, fishery nutritionists, livestock specialists and other professionals, who collect, analyze and disseminate data and information that assist the development process. Guided by the National Medium-Term Priority Framework (NMTPF) 2006-2010, projects cover such issues as long-term food security and nutrition in rural households, sustainable natural resource management, transformation from subsistence to market-oriented agriculture, economic integration and instituti on and capacity building. In financial terms, total assistance provided by FAO over the last three decades amounts to US$68 million for national projects, of which the largest single donor was UNDP (some UD$37 million), followed by FAO’s regular programme resources (US$14.7 million) and various multi-bilateral donors (US$16 million). In addition, Lao PDR has participated in FAO assisted multi-country projects, the value of which is not quantified.
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    Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger
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