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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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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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