Thai rice farmers are particularly vulnerable. They are affected by the negative effects of climate change such as unpredicted drought or heavy storm which later cause rising production cost. Other challenges faced by farmers include lack of knowledge to apply inputs correctly and inefficient supply chain communication.
To build and improve the inclusive rice value chain in Thailand to share the mutual benefit for all stakeholders in rice value chain, which are Thai rice farmers, millers, traders and international consumers, and government extentionist
The project recruits 1,200Thai farmers in northeast of Thailand, form them as a farmer group, provide capacity building on Sustainable Rice Cultivation practices and be able to produce 3,500 metric tons of SRP milled Rice, and facilitate the market linkage with millers, and exporter. In addition, the project also conducts the field inspection and provides technical advice for farmers. Performance Management System (PMS) is also transferred and built in the inclusive rice value chain. Furthermore, the improvement of living income, environment, and social of farmers are monitored digitally to ensure the sustainability.