Berau District has the plantation land-use governance strengthened

Sungai Lesan Protected Forest, Lesan Dayak Village, Kelay Subdistrict With the technical support from the BMU project  Low-emissions oil palm development in Berau District (LEOPALD), Berau District Government, Indonesia, continue improving its land-use governance capacity. It aims for net-zero deforestation in 2021-2026, applying the risk-based approach in district-wide HCV area...

Thai rice researchers ready to take action on climate change

GHG emission data is collected from pilot rice paddies in central provinces of Thailand. Story and Photos: Chotika Thamsuwan and Patcharin Sae-heng, Agriculture and Food Cluster The Thai Rice Department and The Thai German Climate Programme – Agriculture (TGCP-Agriculture) hosted online trainings for rice researchers nationwide to enhance their...

Engaging the Young in the Promotion of Sustainable Coffee Farming Systems

Story: Apiradee Treerutkuarkul, Agriculture and Food Cluster Photos: Sanpetch Kitphaibuntawee, Kodchakorn Jitsopa, Wanwisa Panit All three students from Prince of Songkla University travelled to Ranong and Chumphon provinces  to meet and learn directly from robusta coffee smallholders how to become agricultural business entrepreneurs. Born to a farming family in the southern province...

Please Welcome: The Sustainability and Value Added in Agricultural Supply Chains in Indonesia Project (SASCI+)

Coffee harvesting in Lore Lindu, Indonesia. Cr. @Ismet Khaeruddin/GIZ As customer becomes increasingly aware of the pressing sustainability issues in global supply chains, multinational enterprises and big brands are expected to ensure that their products are sourced and produced sustainably. At the same time, countries—including Germany and Indonesia—are regulating their...

Virtual dialogue by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and producing countries on commodity-driven deforestation

Copyright: GIZ Towards autumn, the European Commission will present a legislative proposal to minimise deforestation and forest degradation in agricultural supply chains. Therefore, Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary in BMZ, invited producing countries to a virtual dialogue on joint measures on supply and demand side to minimise deforestation driven...

Utilising online platform to enhance sustainable palm oil knowledge and capacity

Online TOPSA training-the-trainers session led by academic coach Ampai Kedsatith Story and Photos: Jantima Kulkit, Agriculture and Food Cluster The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has undoubtedly affected offline business and activities at all levels. Several planned training programmes have been postponed due to a strict measure of COVID-19 control and physical distancing. Sustainable...

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)...