2 July 2018
As Thailand's rural population ages, a new initiative is encouraging young professionals to return to the countryside and establish farming communities with modern technology. When asked why he resigned from an engineering career to start anew as a farmer, Pasawut “Jack” Roongrasmi simply replies, “Because I wasn’t happy.” Dozens of young men and women in Thailand are turning away… Read more
8 November 2017
We all know that maintaining a balanced diet is important for our well-being. After all, getting enough nutrients is what keeps us healthy and active. However, as we also know, many people are not eating the right foods. For many, it’s simply a decision to stick with foods they enjoy but aren’t healthy. This is leading to an increase in heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and… Read more
26 September 2017
Thailand has been a pioneer in development theory for some time. Resulting from the contemplation of the relationship between man, the environment, and the economy more than half a century ago, the work of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej eventually became formalized as the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy -- SEP, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated. Such Philosophy broke significant grounds and… Read more
8 August 2017
Jonathan Eze examines the positive impact the commissioning of the WACOT Rice Mill in Kebbi would have on food sufficiency. The recent commissioning of the WACOT Rice Mill in Argungu, Kebbi State is undoubtedly a major boost to the federal government’s determination supported by the private sector to ensure that enough rice is produced in Nigeria to meet the needs of the country. The WACOT… Read more
1 August 2017
BANGKOK -- By sharing its Sufficiency Economy Philosophy as a model, Thailand is helping other developing nations achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated. Of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, the final goal -revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development - may be the most compelling of… Read more
30 June 2017
Governor Samuel Ortom, on Friday, received a delegation from Thailand, where some Benue youths are undergoing training in modern ways of rice production and processing. The Thailand delegation visited Ortom, at the Governor’s lodge, Abuja, in company of two of the trainees on exchange programme in the foreign country, to present the report of the course to the Governor. Governor Ortom… Read more
25 July 2017
Rising demand for Thai organic goods in both local and export markets has prompted the government to pursue a range of initiatives aimed at encouraging organic farming practices. New support scheme The state is launching a new programme to promote organic agriculture by encouraging a reduction in the amount of new rice planting, and a shift from commercial varieties to organic strains, Chutima… Read more
4 July 2017
To share lessons from significant progress in Thailand’s work to eliminate hunger and undernutrition in its country, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Mahidol University recently conducted the South-South Learning Workshop to Accelerate Progress to End Hunger and Nutrition for a range of stakeholders from Africa and Asia, in Bangkok, Thailand. The event… Read more
21 June 2017
A number of students of Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy UGM have developed a herbal formula to cure wounds usually suffered by people with diabetes. The formula uses coffee extract. It was Diana Octavirena Antaresty, Fakhri Husain, Maulana Supama Putra, Siti Hartinah and Giovani Oka Putra Caesar that developed the gel to cure diabetes wounds that are infected by… Read more
By Fatima Arkin14 July 2017
[BANGKOK] An emerging viral disease observed in both wild and farmed tilapia could impact global food security and nutrition if biosafety measures are not introduced, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other organisations have warned. The warning appeared in a special alert issued by FAO (May 26). Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) was first detected in… Read more
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