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Laos: Bridging Food Gaps During Rainy Season

Source: World Food Programme - Thu, 8 Nov 2012 10:19 GMT
Author: World Food Programme
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Lao villagers have a special name for the last months of the rainy season, from August to October:  Suang Khaad Khao Kin - the time when there is no more rice. While the new harvest is ripening in the fields, food stocks run low.  Also called the ‘lean season', this time is coming to an end for this year, but for close to 40,000 people in Khammuane province, central Laos, it would have been a lot tougher without help from WFP.  

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