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A farmer from Samrong district of Ubon Ratchathani province takes her daughter to the community hall, so they can receive the bonus together. (Photo credit: GIZ Thailand)

Extra Cash In Pockets Of Many Thai Rice Farmers

Once the local farmers developed a better understanding of the international standard on sustainable rice cultivation and managed to do away with the overuse of fertilizer, they have earned more money and become a role model for those who still feel uneasy to shift from their long-standing practices.

A farmer transplants rice seedling in rice field farmland in Ubon Ratchathani. (Photo credit: GIZ Thailand)

Being A Farmer Is Not Just A Career Choice

For decades, the farm sector has been a driving engine behind Thailand’s economic growth. Every government has come up with many policies to better the quality of life of rural farmers. But why are Thai rice farmers not wealthy as a consequence?

Tim Mahler, country director of GIZ Thailand and Malaysia (center) joins a workshop on developing a rice MRV system for Thailand in Bangkok. (Photo credit: GIZ Thailand)

Thai Government Measures Local Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In efforts to foster a transition towards a low-carbon and prevent its adverse impacts, Thailand is piloting a system to monitor, quantify and assess greenhouse gas emissions for agricultural sector, staring from rice cultivation.

More gas chromatographs installed to curb greenhouse gas

More Gas Chromatographs Installed To Curb Greenhouse Gas​

Over the past years, the Rice Research Center in Prachin Buri province has been the only rice center in Thailand that possessed a gas chromatograph for analyzing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from paddy fields.​

Stories of Sustainability

farmers speak: Let's hear the voice of our farmers

by Naylinya Chappanapong,
Senior Communication Officer,
GIZ Thailand’s Agriculture and Food Cluster

by Prangthong Jitcharoenkul,
Junior Communication Officer,
GIZ Thailand’s Agriculture and Food Cluster

by Prangthong Jitcharoenkul,
Junior Communication Officer,
GIZ Thailand’s Agriculture and Food Cluster

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