The new solar symbiosis

GIZ Viet Nam is combining solar energy and agriculture to tap into over 70 million hectares of new opportunities.  Income for farmers, shade for animals and crops, electricity for the country: two new projects aim at identifying agricultural or aquacultural use-cases profiting from solar panel shading, while maintaining or...

TOPSA trainers ready to take sustainable palm oil in action

Writer: Thitinai Pongpiriyakit, GIZ Thailand's Agriculuture and Food Cluster It is undeniable that trainers are the key people who can drive forward the knowledge on the standard of growing sustainable oil palm among smallholders in southern Thailand. This is why the Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement (SCPOPP)...

Regenerative Coconuts Agriculture Project

Author: Valentin Kossack, Intern at Agriculture & Food Cluster Thailand Aromatic coconuts from Thailand are known for their exceptionally fragrant water. The demand for these fruits from across the world has surged over the past few years. To keep up the supply, farmers have turned to monoculture and the use...

“i-PALM”, a mobile application set to boost sustainable palm oil standard

Writer: Thitinai Pongpiriyakit, GIZ Thailand's Agriculuture and Food Cluster A tailor-made data management mobile application called “i-PALM” is ready to help Thai oil palm smallholders boost their productivity and enhance good farming practices. i-PALM web-based platform Developed by the Sustainable and Climate-Friendly Palm Oil Production and Procurement (SCPOPP) in collaboration with the...

Connecting farmers to sustainable supply chains and beyond

It has been over 20 years since Udorn Khamwongsa has been switching her career from being an electrician in northern Thailand to become a full-time farmer in her hometown of Ubon Ratchathani’s Warin Chamrap district, for over 20 years. Udorn and Montri As the third generation of farmer in the family...

Coffee Smallholders Must Know!

The Small Entrepreneurs Coffee Production System Development Project in Southeast Asia (Coffee+) recently launched a free online learning course learning course for public access. The Farmer Business School (FBS) is regarded as the project’s key components aimed at improving the business and management skills of smallholder coffee growers Deutsche Gesellschaft fur...

REDD+ Community Exchange in Fiji: At the end of 10 years of REDD+ support by GIZ in the Pacific Island Countries

REDD+ Community Exchange Workshop participants, visiting the Nadroumai women group / Nadroumai village close to Sigatoka on March 09, 2021. Copyright by Pacific Community (SPC) – Land Resources Division and GIZ. The BMU-funded IKI project “REDD+ Conservation in Pacific Island Countries” will end in March, 2021, looking back on more...