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New ASEAN project promotes sustainable agricultural value chains

Writer:Natasha Angsakulchai, Junior AdvisorEmail In most ASEAN countries, application of food standards on quality, safety and sustainability in practice is still limited and remains a challenge. To strengthen ASEAN’s agricultural production and trade and bring them into line with regional and international food standards, a new project, Promotion of Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains in ASEAN, …

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Sustainable Rice Cultivation toolkit in Thai language launched

Writer: Agriculture and Food Cluster Team A Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) Toolkit in Thai language is now available for public access by Thai rice stakeholders. The SRP Toolkit includes materials for varied audiences – from government officers to farmers.The Toolkit includes: Thai translation of the SRP Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation; Handbook for Smart Officers …

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MoU signed to promote the sustainable practices among palm oil producers in Krabi

Writer: Prangthong Jitcharoenkul, Junior Communication Officer, GIZ Thailand’s Agriculture and Food Cluster Local oil palm small-scale farmers in Krabi province stand to significantly benefit from a memorandum of understanding (MoU) they have signed with the palm oil mills February this year. Kanokwan Saswattecha, project manager of the Sustainable and Climate-friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement …

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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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