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GGC, GIZ, local stakeholders signed MoU to support sustainable palm oil production and procurement in Thailand

Story and Photos: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul, Agriculture and Food Cluster Krabi, Thailand – Global Green Chemicals Public Company Limited (GGC) together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH palm oil mill partners and smallholder farmers in the southern region recently signed a Memorandum of Understand as a joint partnership aimed at promoting and improving …

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We love to eat rice. But what about sustainably produced rice?

Story: Sarida Khananusit, Thai-German Climate Programme – Agriculture and Mainstreaming Sustainable Rice through Sustainable Rice Production Through cooperation projects with the Thai public sector and multinational private sector, GIZ works to increase awareness of the benefits of sustainable rice among producers, brands and retailers and consumers in key rice producing countries in Asia and Africa. …

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GIZ and ASEAN to scale up climate actions for resilient and low-emission landscapes in Asia and the Pacific

Story: Saniwan Buaban, Promotion of Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains in ASEAN (ASEAN AgriTrade) Achieving the common goal of resilient and low-emission landscapes in the Asia-Pacific region will require joint action. The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in 2021 acknowledged that transition is essential to achieving a sustainable and climate-resilient food system. To keep …

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Enhancing Thai palm oil production to meet global sustainability demands

Story and Photos: Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement (SCPOPP) project, Agriculture and Food Cluster Thai policymakers and business actors came together for the Second Business Forum, jointly organised by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the German Organisation for International Cooperation (GIZ), to discuss the vital role Thailand can play …

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Personal Data Protection in the Agriculture Sector

Chotika Thamsuwan and Patcharin Sae-heng, Agriculture and Food Cluster Data privacy has become one of the topics that receive much attention nowadays in all sectors including the agriculture sector.  Due to impacts of digitalisation which lead to the evolution of social media and the advanced use of big data, individuals become to have less control …

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Thai Rice NAMA introduces financial packages to support farmers’ access to climate-smart rice farming

Agriculture and Food Cluster The Thai Rice Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions or Thai Rice NAMA project under the Rice Department, the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is stepping forward to provide financial support packages to farmers and agripreneurs to access land preparation, laser land levelling …

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Thailand Marks Key Milestone in Streamlining Agricultural Exports

Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Building on the significant steps already taken in ambitious government digitalisation efforts, agricultural exporters can now apply for phytosanitary certificates online, saving time and money by no longer having to make in-person applications. Exporters of plants or plant products require phytosanitary certificates to show that their goods are free from …

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The first group of Thai female farmers named SRP authorised trainers

Story: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul Photos: Srijakpat Chalermchai, Agriculture and Food Cluster A group of three female farmers from northeastern Thailand are certified as authorised trainers by the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), the global multi-stakeholder alliance, to progress resource-use efficiency and climate change resilience in rice systems. Hans-Ulrich Suedbeck, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic …

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Thai Rice NAMA introduces the Half-Half co-payment scheme to provide farmers, agripreneurs financial support on climate-smart rice farming

Pichayanan Prompichayanon, Agriculture and Food Cluster Thai Rice NAMA officially introduced the Half-Half co-payment scheme to provide farmers and agripreneurs with financial support for land preparation and laser land levelling (LLL) services that are essential to implementing climate-smart rice farming. Natthakit Khongthip, Director-General of the Rice Department in his capacity as committee member and secretary …

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