Project Period: January 2018 – April 2022


Thai-German Climate Programme (TGCP) – Agriculture

Thailand signed the historic Paris Agreement on 22 April 2016, which brought together 195 countries to collectively tackle climate change and keep the global temperature rise below 2°C. As the 4th largest emitter globally of rice-related greenhouse gas emissions, Thailand is leading the fight against climate change in the rice sector. With a support of Rice Department, through the Thai-German Climate Programme (TGCP) – Agriculture project, farmers gradually adopt sustainable rice cultivation practices which reduce impact of climate change.

Our Goals

  • An MRV system has been introduced for the rice sector
  • 15,000 farmers are trained in sustainable, low-emission rice farmingFurther
  • Further development of the Thai Rice Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) standard based on Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) Standard National rice strategy for contribution to NDC fulfillment developed

Areas of Implementation

Ang Thong, Ayutthaya, Chainat, Pathumthani, Sing Buri, Suphanburi, Roi Et, Surin and Ubon Ratchathani of Thailand

Rice farming in Thailand accounts for nearly 55% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of the  agricultural sector and farm households increasingly face the negative impacts of climate change. In view of this  , the rice sector needs well managed, national  mitigation and adaptation actions as well as a database and reporting system for  greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their reduction.

Thailand ratified the Paris Agreement in September 2016 and articulated national targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving  resilience to climate change, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). TGCP – Agriculture supports Thailand in the assessment of mitigation and adaptation actions for the agricultural sector and in developing a Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system for GHG emissions of the rice sector.

Contact Person
Sarida Khananusit
Project Director