Hightlights & News

January 15, 2015
This study assesses the agribusiness-enabling environment for cross-border trade in the Lower Mekong region by focusing on specific indicators of four key agricultural inputs: seed, fertilizer, pesticide, and fish fry. The study examines the country-level and regional issues in Thailand, Vietnam,...
January 9, 2015
/ Thailand
USAID partner, Freeland, promoted their WildScan species identification app in December to tourists visiting Thailand. Through public outreach events, Freeland encouraged them to report wildlife crime. Banners at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport reached more than 100,000 passengers a day and...
January 9, 2015
/ Thailand
With support from USAID’s Private Financing Advisory Network-Asia (USAID PFAN-Asia), Smo Thong Biomass Co. recently signed a memorandum of understanding with a strategic equity investor for $12.6 million to develop a biomass power project based in southern Thailand. The plant will use empty...
January 9, 2015
/ Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
The USAID Low Emissions Asian Development and Vietnam Forest and Deltas programs provided training from January 7 to 9 for 16 provincial government, academic and business partners in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam on map-based software to model and assess renewable energy potential. Attendees learned...
December 19, 2014
/ Vientiane, Laos
USAID’s Private Financing Advisory Network Asia (USAID PFAN-Asia) organized a training on clean energy project development and financing in Vientiane, Laos, from December 16 to 17. The event attracted over 70 local project developers, investors and government officials. The United States...