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Thailand Marks Key Milestone in Streamlining Agricultural Exports

Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Building on the significant steps already taken in ambitious government digitalisation efforts, agricultural exporters can now apply for phytosanitary certificates online, saving time and money by no longer having to make in-person applications. Exporters of plants or plant products require phytosanitary certificates to show that their goods are free from …

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The first group of Thai female farmers named SRP authorised trainers

Story: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul Photos: Srijakpat Chalermchai, Agriculture and Food Cluster A group of three female farmers from northeastern Thailand are certified as authorised trainers by the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), the global multi-stakeholder alliance, to progress resource-use efficiency and climate change resilience in rice systems. Hans-Ulrich Suedbeck, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic …

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Thai Rice NAMA introduces the Half-Half co-payment scheme to provide farmers, agripreneurs financial support on climate-smart rice farming

Pichayanan Prompichayanon, Agriculture and Food Cluster Thai Rice NAMA officially introduced the Half-Half co-payment scheme to provide farmers and agripreneurs with financial support for land preparation and laser land levelling (LLL) services that are essential to implementing climate-smart rice farming. Natthakit Khongthip, Director-General of the Rice Department in his capacity as committee member and secretary …

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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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