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Thai-German cooperation boosts rice farming practices towards climate-smart agriculture

Story and photos: Agriculture and Food Cluster/GIZ Thailand President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and spouse Elke Budenbender are listening to a briefing on to a briefing on the Inclusive Sustainable Rice Landscapes project during a visit to a project demonstration site in Ubon Ratchanthani. The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, visited Thailand’s …

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BAAC – GIZ strengthens collaboration towards climate smart agriculture in Thailand

Story Metta Kongphan-apirak Photos: BAAC Mr Reinhold Elges, Country Director of GIZ Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Dr Nana Kuenkel, GIZ Thailand – Agriculture and Food Cluster Director and Coordinator, had a courtesy visit to Mr Chedtha Laepong, Senior Executive Vice President of Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) at …

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Bolstering Female Farmers’ Climate Resilience and Adaptation

Story and Photos: Kiattiyote Wongudomlert Climate change affects everyone, but not equally. Vulnerability to climate change is exacerbated by inequity and marginalisation linked to gender, ethnicity, low income, and other socioeconomic factors. This is why the Building a Climate Resilient Potato Supply Chain Through a Whole-Farm Approach (RePSC) programme recently hosted an exclusive training session …

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Thailand tries ecosystem-based adaptation for water management

Story: Rawiwan Boonchai and Phongnarin Sukcham, Agriculture and Food Cluster/GIZ Thailand The Thai delegation embarked on a transformative on-site learning experience for Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) in Kabankalan, Philippines, immersing themselves in the local community alongside Filipinos. In a collaborative effort to foster cross-border knowledge exchange, GIZ, through the project “Enhancing Climate Resilience in Thailand through …

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ASEAN launches “ASEAN Access LEARN,” Online training channel to enhance international trade capacities for ASEAN SMEs

Story and Photos: Yanin Sriudomphong/ GIZ Thailand From left to right: Amri Bukhairi Bakhtiar from the ASEAN Secretariat; Onvarin Hotrabhavananda, ASEAN Access Ambassador & CEO of Onrada Corporation Co., Ltd.; Wachira Kaewkor, Deputy Director General, OSMEP; Reinhold Elges, Country Director of GIZ Thailand; and Malai Kornkeuwsomneuk, Director Bureau of Trade Capacity Enhancement representing the Senior …

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Farming data for successful business planning

Story and Photos: Thitinai Pongpiriyakit, SPOPP Project RSPO – Phang Nga Oil Palm Production Community Enterprise Group presents data output using PowerBI Business development is crucial for farmers to become entrepreneurs and escape the poverty trap. Having a farming database and action plan can enable farmer groups to keep improving their agribusiness performance. In reality, …

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EUDR: A trade barrier or an opportunity for the Thai palm oil industry?

Story: Kanokwan Saswattecha The European Union has introduced the new stringent regulation known as the EUDR to address concerns about deforestation, environmental degradation, and human rights abuses associated with agricultural production activities all over the world.  The deforestation-free regulation will come into effect by 2024 and targets 7 groups of commodities with the greatest impact …

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Regenerative coconut agriculture helps to counter climate change

Story: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul; Photos: Kiattiyote Wongudomlert More than 200 people including coconut smallholders and representatives from DOA, DOAE and the German Embassy participated in ReCAP closing ceremony recently held at Na Vela Hotel & Convention, Ratchaburi. After three years of implementation, the Regenerative Coconut Agriculture Project (ReCAP) project comes to an end. It will be …

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BAAC and GIZ kick off collaboration to enhance farmers’ access to climate risk finance

Story: Agriculture and Food Cluster/ GIZ Thailand Photos: Kiattiyote Wongudomlert Group photo of BAAC and GIZ executives and staff participating into the first joint workshop. The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) and GIZ launched the first joint workshop to enhance and anchor the development of climate risk financing and innovative financial tools for …

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