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...

One Important Step to Implement Sustainable Rice Production in Thailand

Writers: Chotika Thamsuwan and Patcharin Sae-heng  Thailand has been the world's leading rice exporter for many years. An important task for the country is to become one of leading sustainable rice producers. The Rice Department and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are gearing up to promote...

“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...

The ReCAP Project: Growing climate and farmer friendly coconuts that happen to be oh-so-delicious!

Nuanla-or working on her coconut farm, © Nuanla-or Dherdkiattikun Author: Valentin Kossack, valentin.kossack@giz.de The new ReCAP project supports coconut farmers in the Nam Hom Provinces of Thailand in converting their farms to regenerative organic farms. What is regenerative organic farming? In a nutshell: Farming practices that boost soil health and reduce...

GIZ and IPD will continue successful cooperation at the world’s leading trade fair for organic food in 2021

Joint exhibition booth of GIZ, develoPPP.de and Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at BIOFACH 2020 (Copyright: IPD) Digital BIOFACH (February 2021) – Organic Sourcing for Development GIZ and the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will extend their successful joint exhibition appearance for the sixth time at BIOFACH 2021. BIOFACH is world’s leading trade...

Game Changers – Women in Agriculture: The multimedia exhibition is online!

Women in rural areas bring about great changes every day despite many obstacles. As part of the special initiative ONE WORLD – No Hunger, seven women from Africa and Asia were awarded for their commitment to agriculture. A digital exhibition shows their impressive success stories. How it all began The competition...

An interview with Koko Warner from UNFCCC in the podcast “Vom Feld ins Regal” (“From field to shelf”) about future perspectives of a sustainable agricultural supply chains.

The podcast is a tool used by our multi-stakeholder platform Initiative for Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains. Every second week our podcast team interviews an expert who is related to agriculture in the global south, sustainable supply chains or the trade and sales of products made of the named crops...

Training Course: Sustainable Agriculture – the competency-based management of smallholder farming systems

The key modules of sustainable agriculture (MOSA) COURSE DATES AND VENUE 7 – 11 May, Bangkok, Thailand PARTICIPANTS You work in the field of rural development and/or natural resource management. You are involved in the development of agricultural production systems as an advisor, programme coordinator or policy maker. OBJECTIVES AND CONTENT You will gain...