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Cambodia speeds up national crop insurance

Writer: Metta Kongphan-apirak, Project Coordinator, Remote Sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in Emerging Economies (RIICE) Crop insurance has been put forward as an important tool to protect small-scale farmers from losing their money. “This is an important meeting. The ministry’s expertise is agriculture, not insurance. This is why we need to involve stakeholders in …

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ASEAN continues to step up efforts for a smoother flow of agricultural goods

Writer: Natasha Angsakulchai, Project Assistant, Facilitating Trade for Agricultural Goods in ASEAN (FTAG) Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam plan to continue improving its capacity to make trade flow of fruits and vegetables faster and simpler by building on the results achieved from the project, Facilitating Trade for Agricultural Goods in ASEAN (FTAG), which ended last December. …

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Agricultural insurance as key tool for driving sustainable farming

Writer: Metta Kongphan-apirak, Project Coordinator, Remote Sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in Emerging Economies (RIICE) In order to address challenges in driving sustainability in agriculture, better understanding and knowledge on crop insurance scheme are essential to shape future direction in development and promotion of agricultural insurance in the country and possibly collaboration at the …

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Extra cash in pockets of many Thai rice farmers

Writer: Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Junior Communication Officer, GIZ Thailand’s Agriculture and Food Cluster UBON RATCHATHANI, Thailand – Ever since local farmers developed a better understanding of the international standard for sustainable rice cultivation and managed to do away with overusing fertilizer, they have earned more money and become a role model for those who still feel …

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Being a farmer is not just a career choice

Writer: Montree Promaluksan, Field Manager, Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA) – Thailand For decades, the farm sector has been a driving engine behind Thailand’s economic growth. Every government has come up with many policies to better the quality of life of rural farmers. But why are Thai rice farmers not wealthy as a consequence? A …

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Thai government measures local greenhouse gas emissions

Writer: Patcharin Sae-heng, Project Assistant, Thai-German Climate Programme (TGCP) – Agriculture In efforts to foster a transition towards a low-carbon and prevent its adverse impacts, Thailand is piloting a system to monitor, quantify and assess greenhouse gas emissions for agricultural sector, staring from rice cultivation. Dr. Thomas Jaekel, GIZ-CIM Expert and Development Specialist facilitates the …

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More gas chromatographs installed to curb greenhouse gas

Writer: Patcharin Sae-heng, Project Assistant, Thai-German Climate Programme (TGCP) – Agriculture Over the past years, the Rice Research Center in Prachin Buri province has been the only rice center in Thailand that possessed a gas chromatograph for analyzing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from paddy fields. But lack of gas chromatograph is no longer a problem. …

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