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Building resilience to tackle water challenges in Yom-Nan River Basin

Story: Rawiwan Boonchai Photos: Phongnarin Sukcham/ Agriculture and Food Cluster A total of 16 participants from all related agencies and local communities participated in a three-day workshop focusing on the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) measures for sustainable water resource management. The Yom-Nan River Basin currently faces severe water shortages, droughts and floods. Local communities are therefore …

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ASEAN Access Stakeholders Meeting Highlights Best Practices and Sustainable Strategies

Story: Fitra Aidiella and Yanin Sriudomphongว Photos: Ratchaprat Sakeaw Dr Veerapong Malai, Director General, OSMEP ASEAN Access Stakeholders paved the way towards the future by sharing best practices for utilising and promoting the regional platform. The annual meeting and gathering of the ASEAN Access members held in Bangkok on 27-28 February, brought together 26 representatives …

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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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SFF Rice Straw Project supports a Composting Workshop to Stop Burning in Chiang Rai

Story: Siwaporn Kaeochumchuen/ Agriculture and Food Cluster Composting Workshop to Stop Burning Three villages in Mae Suai District, Chiang Rai, namely Ban Pang Klang, Pang Ton Phung, and Pang Annakhet, were selected as pilot areas for development, food security and occupational development based on the 8-year highland research and development plan (2020-2027). All three villages …

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Rice to Meet You

Story and Photos: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul / Agriculture and Food Cluster Thai Rice NAMA representatives at Thai Rice Fest The Thai Rice NAMA project was invited to join in the first Thailand Rice Fest, a four-day event aimed at celebrating rice, which is regarded as the root of the nation.  This event was held from 14 …

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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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