Press releases

21 June 2018

Lao Agriculture Atlas to help in decision-making towards SDGs

The Atlas of Agriculture in the Lao PDR. Patterns and trends between 1999 and 2011 was presented today in Vientiane. The new atlas – the first of its kind – contains detailed data on changes in agricultural production in Laos. The atlas is intended to serve in planning, decision-making, policymaking, and implementation of sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural development. The atlas was created jointly by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) in Laos. Funding was provided by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

30 April 2018

Ridge planting: How does use of the “Dyker” affect soil erosion and waterlogging?

During an evening excursion on 24 May 2018, researchers of the University of Bern’s Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) will present their findings on the effects of a tillage device called “Dyker”. Representatives of Agroscope will present insights from long-term erosion monitoring in the Frienisberg area, and the Canton of Bern’s soil protection unit will provide an update on the enforcement of erosion control measures.