Laos farmer benefits
The emission control blocks being distributed for FREE across villages in Laos, have been specifically formulated to help improve the condition of the animals particularly during the dry season. Benefits received include, better weight gains, higher milk yields and helping improve the income for farmers.
The blocks can also be medicated to reduce parasites while also reducing carbon emissions. One 20 kg block is the equivalent to 880kgs of carbon emissions reduction and importantly the blocks are extremely easy to use and can be distributed quite easily by the farmers. They can also be used as a nutritional lure to help bring animals home at night, saving the farmers time and can used to keep animals away from crops and over grazing certain areas.
"We have a received some blocks from the project and now our cattle look healthier and grow faster. Before the emission control blocks it was difficult to bring the cattle home at night, today they return home more easily because they know the emission control blocks are waiting for them."- Mr. Lae, Farmer from Nongchong Village
"AgCoTech's approach is unique - with a focus not only on reducing emissions, but also positively impacting the social and economic circumstances of Laotian farmers, and improving animal welfare. There must be real and meaningful action to preserve this planet, and our partnership with AgCoTech will allow us to contribute."
- Lance Pollard, Managing Partner, Bennett & Philp Lawyers
"We have a received some blocks from the project and now our cattle look healthier and grow faster. Before the emission control blocks it was difficult to bring the cattle home at night, today they return home more easily because they know the emission control blocks are waiting for them."
- Mr. Lae, Farmer from Nongchong Village
"Rural Aid is proud to offer our primary producers a range of tools to help them get out of a tight spot. Lick blocks are now a part of a Rural Aid toolkit that also contains financial assistance, hay deliveries, counselling sessions, water tanks and water deliveries. In addition to the traditional benefits associated with supplement feeding, these AgCoTech lick blocks have the added advantage of reducing methane emissions from grazing livestock."
- John Warlters, CEO, Rural Aid