The Department of Land Development in Thailand promotes organic farming participatory certification process

Published May 27, 2024

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The Land Development Department in Thailand is promoting environmentally friendly agriculture through the promotion of organic farming. This initiative aims to enhance sustainable agricultural development, ensure food security, and protect the environment. The department is developing innovations, providing training to farmer groups, and creating a soil and water conservation system. The PGS organic farming project has over 500 farmer groups participating, with more than 20,000 farmers and 40,000 rai of land involved. In 2023, 525 farmers were certified under PGS organic farming standards.
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Mr. Pramote Yajai, Director-General of the Land Development Department, said: It has promoted agriculture that is environmentally conscious (Go Green) by promoting organic farming to increase the potential for sustainable agricultural development. Have food security and safe for health Does not destroy nature and the environment Therefore, it drives the development of organic agriculture in every dimension, including research and development of various innovations. Training to transfer knowledge to volunteer soil doctors/farmer groups Support in improving and nourishing the soil to make it fertile. along with providing academic information on soil management and production factors to be able to produce efficiently in the organic farming system Creating a soil and water conservation system Digging a well in a farm outside the irrigation area Organize a forum for exchanging knowledge among farmers who produce organic agriculture. and accepting applications for new farmer groups to ...
Source: Naewna
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