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School for enhancing Thai farmers’ business skills

Writer: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul / Food and Agriculture Cluster/ GIZ Thailand Siriwan Nakmuk, Agriculture Extension Officer in Sawee district in the southern province of Chumphon, was surprised to find out that each agricultural household might have to spend up to 45,000 baht each month on fertilisers, seeds, seedlings and other family expenses. That amount of money …

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Palm Oil: the other side of the truth

Writer: Kanokwan Saswattecha, Project Manager Palm oil has an image problem. In the eyes of many people, it is a “villain” that has invaded and destroyed the forest and deprived small and large animals as well as indigenous populations of their homes. Palm oil is also an important factor in greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for …

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“Thailand Oil Palm Smallholder Academy”, a handy tool for farmers to achieve sustainable palm oil

Writer: Thitinai Pongpiriyakit Accurate knowledge and adaptation are considered important factors in agricultureToday, oil palm farmers continue to face such problems as high production costs, low productivity, incorrect practices in the plantation and lack the information that helps them make decisions, all because of a lack of knowledge. Both the public and private sectors in …

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Changes in the fields of coffee

Writer:Ms. Chollatip Klinsrisuk, Field Advisor – Robusta Coffee The name Pha Pead Jai might not be very familiar to anyone other than the nature lover who likes to camp in the great outdoors and walk or hike along cliffs. Pha Pead Jai is located at Moo 20, Rap Ro sub-district, Tha Sae district, Chumphon province, …

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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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