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Coffee+ Thailand goes online to improve capacity building and knowledge sharing

Apiradee Treerutkuarkul, Agriculture and Food Cluster The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect offline business and activities at all levels. To comply with the disease control measures and in conjunction with the Faculty of Economics, Prince of Songkhla University, the Improving Smallholder Coffee Farming Systems in Southeast Asia (Coffee+) project recently hosted an online …

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MRV Knowledge Transfer Tools for Thai Rice Sector

Story: Chotika Thamsuwan and Patcharin Sae-heng, Agriculture and Food Cluster Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) join hands with Rice Department and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) launched a knowledge management and learning materials to develop skills necessary for fulfilling the so-called “Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable” system framework (MRV).  Comprising handbook, printing products and a …

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Scaling up innovative, inclusive insurance in agricultural value chains to build climate resilience in ASEAN

Story: Apiradee Treerutkuarkull, Agriculture and Food Cluster Southeast Asia urgently needs innovation and strong network collaboration among public and private sectors to effectively manage increasing agricultural risk associated with climate change, experts say. Agricultural and financial experts and representatives from related public and private sectors in Asean discussed how finance, innovations and technology can play …

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Straw management helps Thai farmers reduce costs and climate change impacts

Story: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul, Photos: Srijakpat Chalermchai, Agriculture and Food Cluster It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and Piangjai Kaen-arsa and her friend Maneerat Kaenprom have just finished their daily routine of feeding her cattle with sun-dried straw newly collected from her 24 rai of rice paddies in Ubon Ratchathani’s Samrong District. The 34-year-old female farmer …

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Financing Sustainable Rice in Thailand

Srijakpat Chalermchai, Agriculture and Food Cluster Thailand aims to promote climate-smart and sustainable rice farming practices for enhancing farmer’s ability to adapt themselves to more frequent droughts, while helping reducing gas emissions harmful to climate change.  Innovative finance partnership is needed for securing the future of sustainable rice cultivation in Thailand, rice experts say. Up …

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Thailand eyes on innovative finance mechanism for climate-smart rice farming

Norawit Suwannakarn, Agriculture and Food Cluster Thailand aims to promote climate-smart and sustainable rice farming practices for enhancing farmer’s ability to adapt themselves to more frequent droughts, while helping reducing gas emissions harmful to climate change.  The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH worked together with the Thai Rice Department to develop the concept …

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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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