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Five female leading farmers’ thoughts on sustainable palm oil production

Story: Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement in Thailand Project It is undeniable that discussions over women’s roles have picked up steam in recent years. The Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement in Thailand (SCPOPP) project is a part of a larger initiative to develop methods for producing palm oil without …

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Sustainability is promising when your partners buy in!

Story: Wannipa Soda, Government Liaison and Coffee Productivity Manager, Coffee+ Project Thailand The measures, knowledge and tools developed and implemented by the Coffee+ project have been sustained by enabling partners and farmers from various government and non-government sectors to deliver the mutual goal. The mechanisms include institutionalization, collaboration, and capacity development. Improving smallholder coffee farming …

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Paving the way towards sustainable financial mechanism, climate resilient rice farming in Thailand

Story: Metta Kongphan-apirak, Agri-Climate Risk Financing Project Manager, Agriculture and Food Cluster Financial experts from the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) and the Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG) met with a proposal development team at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) during a recent workshop aimed at brainstorming feasibility and way forward …

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ASEAN moves towards the net zero and low emission agrifood systems

Story: Asean Climate Resilience Network Photos: GIZ/Anggara Mahendra A group of 30-plus focal points of the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) and the ANGA together with partners gathered in the event “Transformation to Low Emissions and Resilient Agrifood Systems: A Knowledge Exchange Event and Climate Policy Negotiations Training” held during 27-29 September in Bali, Indonesia. …

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Successfully leading Thai palm oil production towards meeting global sustainability demands

Story and Photos: Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement (SCPOPP) Programme Funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, in cooperation with Thailand’s Department of Agriculture (DOA) and Department of Agricultural Extension (DOAE), and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Thailand, the four-year project pursued a holistic approach to …

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Preserving the Family Legacy

Story: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul Photos: Coffee Plus Thailand, Agriculture and Food Cluster Suda Boonsit is the second generation of robusta coffee growers in Ranong’s La-un district. Her mother migrated from the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima in 1985 under a scheme where the government was providing a land plot to northeastern people to allow them to …

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Shaping sustainable financial mechanism for Thai rice sector

Story: Metta Kongphan-apirak, Agriculture and Food Cluster More than 30 agricultural and financial experts from government and private sectors and universities participated during a recent consultation workshop on the topic “Feasible and Sustainable Financial Mechanism and Instruments: Proposed Options and Recommendations” to discuss ways to shift Thai rice sector towards low-emission rice farming practice and …

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Thailand praised for expanding export markets for Hom Mali rice farmers

Story and Photos: MSVC Thailand, Agriculture and Food Cluster Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand –  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and stakeholders have successfully engaged in making the rice value chain in Thailand more environmentally, economically and socially compatible. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as part of the …

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Thai rice experts brainstorm solutions towards climate smart agriculture, technologies

GIZ and Thai stakeholders are racing to develop a full proposal for the 1.4 billion-baht Green Climate Fund Dozens of agricultural practitioners and academics met to discuss feasibilities to develop mechanism and practice that will transform Thailand’s rice farming sector towards  sustainable and environmentally friendly rice cultivation. Led by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit …

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