Thailand is ranked as the world’s fifth largest rice producer. So, rice production significantly contributes to the Thai economy. However, current rice cultivation may contribute to environmental problems..
Promoting sustainable production of rice and ecosystem resilience in thailand PROSPECT
Thailand and Vietnam are rice exporters. Here, trainings focus on efficient and conservational farm practices to e.g. reduce the application of toxic crop protection substances. In Thailand, with the help of trainings in so-called Community Rice Centers (CRCs) supported by BRIA, smallholder farmers can increase their incomes by up to 20 percent and reduce pesticide application by 40 percent. To decrease postharvest losses, improved postharvest management strategies, such as optimized storage and drying techniques, are developed together with the Thai Rice Department. The project supports the processing of byproducts in rice production. In about 200 CRCs, lead farmers will be trained as multipliers for sustainable rice production in the northeastern provinces of Ubon Ratchathani, Roi Et, Sisaket and Surin, reaching a total of 10,000 farmers. Furthermore, BRIA, together with its public and private partners, produces an edutainment TV show in which two teams of farmers from Ayutthaya and Suphanburi provinces impart knowledge about responsible and judicious use of production inputs to their peers. The show is aired on an agricultural channel.
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SEPTEMBER 2017Country: Thailand
Ms. Chutima Boonyaprapatsorn, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, accompanied by senior MoAC officials, visited farmers participating in the large rice field management scheme promoted by the ministry as well as BRIA farmers trained for SRP (Sustainable Rice Platform) rice cultivati continue reading....Country: Thailand
The Royal Thai Government reaffirmed its support for climate change mitigation efforts in the rice sector at a preparatory Steering Committee meeting for the Thai Rice NAMA project last month.Country: Thailand
The BRIA Regional Secretariat organized the 5th Steering Committee Meeting on 8-9 May 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand, attended by BRIA’s partners including GIZ-develoPPP.de, BASF, Bayer, Yara, Olam, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP)..Country: Thailand
The NAMA Facility has pre-selected seven NAMA Support Projects (NSP) including the Thai Rice NAMA under the Facility’s 4th Call for Proposals..Country: Thailand
In the application of a standard for sustainable agricultural practices, an assurance system becomes crucial to facilitate members’ compliance with the standard.Country: Thailand
The training has covered 27 Community Rice Centres (CRC), facilitated by local extension officers and BRIA field staff and resource persons.Country: Thailand
BRIA shared the project experience in rice public private partnership and in supporting and empowering rice farmer group organisations at a national seminar organised by Thai Rice Department.Country: Thailand
On 5-6 July 2016, BRIA together with Thai Rice Department (RD) and OLAM International organised Sustainable Rice Platform Standard (SRPS) training for.Country: Thailand
BRIA Thailand collaborates with Rice Department, Department of Agricultural Extension, local authorities and Bayer CropScience to conduct farmer training..Country: Thailand
After two successful years of “Farmers Love” TV series, “Farmers Love Seed” is back on Channel 5 in midst 2016..Country: Thailand
It is the overall goal of BRIA Thailand to improve the livelihoods of rural rice farmers through the promotion of sustainable production and improved market access.Country: Thailand