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- March 2022 – The full findings report has been submitted and a draft synthesis for policy makers shared with focal points in March 2022.
- November 2021 – Full findings report was peer reviewed by international experts and a summary of results presented to government focal points.
- October 2021 - Report of the full findings from the TEEBAgriFood assessment on the impacts of expanding the production of organic rice in the Northeast was developed by local research team.
- September 2020 - A Steering Committee meeting was held approving four scenarios for assessment, namely: Scenario 1: Business as Usual, Scenario 2: One Million Rai Organic Rice Promotion continued, Scenario 3: Enhanced organic rice promotion, Scenario 4: Transformational change towards sustainability. A detailed methodologies report was shared outlining the land use cover and biophysical modelling tools that will be applied at the landscape level. Both outputs were peer reviewed.
- [July 2020] The draft Scoping Report was submitted for Steering Committee consideration outlining the rice sector, value chain and relevant policies and presenting four scenarios for assessment, namely: Scenario 1: BAU/ Scenario 2: One Million Rai Organic Rice Promotion continued/ Scenario 3: Enhanced organic rice promotion/ Scenario 4: Transformational change towards sustainability.
- [June 2020] A draft methodologies report was developed outlining land use cover and biophysical models of ecosystem services to be used to assess different rice production systems.
- [October 2019] Consultations with local stakeholders (e.g. rice farmers, millers, NGOs and various local government agencies) in study sites to introduce the project and discuss barriers and opportunities for the development of the organic rice sector.
Scope of work
To comparatively assess organic and conventional rice production systems in northeast Thailand (Surin and Buriram provinces) examining their impact and dependencies on ecosystem services and biodiversity along the value chain of rice production. Biophysical and socio-economic data from field work in two provinces will be analyzed to develop land use change and ecosystem service models, and then use scenario analysis to estimate the potential scale of costs and benefits of different policy options over three interim periods up to the year 2035.
The results of this analysis will feed into ongoing national policy processes such as the National Organic Farming Action Plan, the Sustainable Rice Platform Standards and Indicators, the restoration roadmap, and public-private partnership agreements for reducing agro-chemical pollution.
Publications and resources
- Methodologies report (forthcoming)
- Scoping report (forthcoming)