Soil science

Director General of the Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM)

Address: Department of Agriculture Land Management (DALaM), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Nongviengkham village, Xaythany district, Vientiane capital, LAO PDR

Email: nsipaseuth|DONTWANTSPAM|

Main fields of research and expertise

Nivong Sipaseuth holds a MSc in agro-chemistry and soil science of the University of Tashkent, in the former Soviet Union and a PhD in soil science from Kasetstart University, Bangkok, Thailand. Since 1991, Dr Sipaseuth has been responsible of soil improvement programs in Laos. He was the head of the Research Unit on Soil Fertility Management at the Soil Survey and Land Classification Center (SSLCC) of the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) of Laos in 2003-2004 and the Deputy director of the Rice Productivity Improvement project from 2009 to 2012. Dr Sipaseuth has joined DALaM in 2012, where he was first director of the Agricultural Land Development and Conservation Center before becoming the Department’s Deputy Director and Director General.