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Thai rice researchers ready to take action on climate change

Story and Photos: Chotika Thamsuwan and Patcharin Sae-heng, Agriculture and Food Cluster The Thai Rice Department and the Thai German Climate Programme – Agriculture (TGCP-Agriculture) recently wrapped up online training on evaluating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions following the so-called “Measurement, Reporting and Verification” (MRV) framework. A total of 17 research officers from the central Rice …

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Engaging the Young in the Promotion of Sustainable Coffee Farming Systems

Story: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul, Agriculture and Food Cluster. Photos: Sanpetch Kitphaibuntawee, Kodchakorn Jitsopa, Wanwisa Panit Born to a farming family in the southern province of Krabi, Sanpetch Kitphaibuntawee grew up seeing his parents wake before dawn to tend to their rubber plantation. Now in their fifties, his parents also grow palm and other plants native to …

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Utilising online platform to enhance sustainable palm oil knowledge and capacity

Story and Photos: Jantima Kulkit, Agriculture and Food Cluster The ongoing Covid-19 crisis has undoubtedly affected offline business and activities at all levels. Several planned training programmes have been postponed due to a strict measure of COVID-19 control and physical distancing. Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement (SCPOPP) also adopts the online training as …

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Top Thai palm oil brands commit to business sustainability

Writer: Agriculture and Food Cluster Gaysorn and Morakot are two cooking oil brands well-known among local households in Thailand and neighbouring countries for generations. These two brands have committed to not only promoting Thailand’s palm oil production but also sharing responsibility in the sustainability of the supply chain to meet international standards. Sanin Triyanon, Chairman …

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Regenerative organic agriculture helps to improve coconut farmers’ livelihoods

Srijakpat Chalermchai, Agriculture and Food Cluster Harmless Harvest field staff gives pilot farmers advice to improve their individual practice Ratchaburi, Thailand – It is early in the morning and the temperatures have reached nearly 40C at the Aromatic Farm in Damnoen Saduak district, Ratchaburi province. However, a group of Thai coconut farmers are enjoying their …

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TOPSA trainers ready to put sustainable palm oil into action

Story and photos: Thitinai Pongpiriyakit, GIZ Thailand’s Agriculture and Food Cluster No one would deny that trainers are key to promoting knowledge on the standard of growing sustainable oil palm among smallholders in southern Thailand. This is why the Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement (SCPOPP) project gives importance to training the trainers …

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Connecting Farmers to Sustainable Rice Supply Chain and Beyond

Writer:Apiradee Treerutkuarkul Photos: Rinda Keawkhonkaen, GIZ Thailand’s Agriculture and Food Cluster More than 20 years have passed since Udorn Khamwongsa switched from working as an electrician in northern Thailand to becoming a full-time farmer in her hometown of Ubon Ratchathani’s Warin Chamrap district. (From left to right) Udorn Khamwongsa and Montree Promaluksan, Field Manager of …

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What Coffee Smallholders Farmers Must Know!

Writer: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul , Agriculture and Food Cluster, GIZ Thailand Through the Improving Smallholder Coffee Farming Systems in Southeast Asia ( Coffee+) project, GIZ, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives’ Department of Agricultural Extension and the Department of Agriculture have worked together to design the curriculum and knowledge toolkit with the aim of increasing entrepreneurship …

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