The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is funding SERVIR-Mekong, a five-year (2014-2019) project implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). The project supports governments, regional institutions and other key stakeholders in the Lower Mekong countries to use publicly available satellite imagery and geospatial technologies, such as mapping and related analyses, to prepare for and respond to disasters, manage natural resources and improve food security. SERVIR-Mekong is part of a network of SERVIR hubs currently in operation across the developing world.
The SERVIR-Mekong project promotes the use of publicly available satellite imagery and geospatial technologies in development work.
Today, the Lao PDR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s Department of Livestock and Fisheries launched a new U.S.-funded project to collect biological samples to help identify viruses that have the potential to move from animals to humans.
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is studying the effects of bank erosion in the Mekong River during workshops taking place this week in Siem Reap.
The Feed the Future Asia Innovative Farmers project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia, introduces new technologies and management practices to support smallholder farmers to boost their incomes and improve food security.
Last updated: September 08, 2016