The latest extensive assessment of food insecurity, the Risk and Vulnerability Survey (RVS) conducted in 2012/13, indicated that food consumption was acceptable for over 80% of the population. Households with poor or borderline food consumption tend to have diets heavily based in rice consumption with substantially lower intake of animal protein.
Assets are more limited and households are less resilient to shocks in the mountainous regions of the north, eastern border and south. Also market access is particularly low in rural upland villages.
Between Q2 and Q3- 2013, seasonally adjusted price of rice have increased in Lao PDR (+8%). In Lao PDR diesel prices increased during the quarter on average by 1.7%.