Thailand

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Latest updates

  • March 2022 - draft scoping report submitted outlining the key components of the research including a report on stakeholder consultation, literature review of the Thai commercial rice sector identifying visible and invisible components of the economy, an integrated policy analysis.
  • November 2021 – A virtual TEEBAgriFood for Business Roundtable was held in collaboration with various Thai organizations, attended by 40 participants from various stakeholder groups.  A panel discussion “The importance of food system transformation through business action in Thailand” was followed by a presentation on the TEEBAgriFood Operational Guidelines for Business. The recording is here.
  • November 2021 -  Consultations with ONEP, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • June 2021 - Consultations with the Bureau of Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in response to the UN Food Systems Summit.
  • August 2021 - Trade and value chain analyses and updated policy analysis were prepared including a summary of data on rice export markets and studies using Life Cycle analysis to calculate the impact of rice on emissions.
  • August and October 2021 - Consultations with farmers, millers, and local government stakeholders.
  • May 2021 - agreement with Economics Faculty, Khon Kaen University to develop the methodological framework for assessment.
  • [June 2020] Proposals sought from various national and international research institutions to undertake analytical and policy engagement work of the project.
  • [May 2020] Concept note developed outlining the potential scope and modalities for the project.
  • [April 2020] Stakeholder discussions were held, including with the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), a global multi-stakeholder alliance, on the alignment of SRP Standards and Performance Indicators with protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Scope of work

  1. TEEBAgriFood assessment of commercial rice sector, directly engaging the agri-business sector in Thailand who are receptive to looking at dependencies and impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services (and influencing Key Performance Indicators). This work would focus on the production practices that adhere to the standards and indicators of the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP).
  2. Geographical scope of research is to be decided, but location will necessarily be in areas where SRP is being piloted.
  3. Mainstream the findings into the training activities and materials of the government’s agricultural extension services.

Publications and resources

Engaging agri-business

Read more about work being led by the Capitals Coalition to develop new guidance for agri-business, develop capacity-building and build a growing network of forward-thinking organizations in partner countries.

News: TEEBAgriFood for Business Thailand training programme will start on 31 March 2022.  The training will be conducted by the Capitals Coalition in collaboration with Scholars of Sustenance Thailand, UNDP Thailand, the Global Compact Network Thailand, and Global Food partners.  The training program is split into six sessions (one per month from March until August) taking businesses step by step through the processes of measuring and valuing their business’ impacts and dependencies on natural, social and human capitals.  Businesses will be given the opportunity to have additional one-to-one advice on carrying out a capitals assessment and encouraged to showcase their assessments as case studies.  Registration link here.

Country-level activities

Media

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