Latsamy Phounvisouk


Researcher at National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI)


Dr Latsamy Phounvisouk holds a PhD in Fish Sciences (Fisheries Management) from China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. She returned to Lao PDR as a researcher for aquaculture development at Living Aquatic Resources Research Center (LARReC). She has more than 10 years of experience in working with rural community-based fisheries management in a priority poverty area and natural resource management and fish conservation nationwide, particularly the upland regions in northern Lao PDR. Her primary research interests are aquatic ecosystem, Mekong fish biodiversity and also her interests focus on smart technological research with indigenous knowledge and adaptation to climate change in agriculture and fishes sector and also on gender empowerment in Agricultural production in Lao PDR.

National and International Awards:

  1. Best graduating student award, department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, National University of Laos in 2002.
  2. She has won the Memorial award, of “Beijing Foreign Writer Competition” Beijing, China in 2013.
  3. The excellent researcher award from the president of ministry of agriculture and forestry in 2019.


  • 2011-2014: PhD, at China Agricultural University Beijing, China
  • 2005-2007: MSc, at Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1999-2003: BSc, at National University of Laos, Faculty of Agriculture