TEEBAgriFood Assessment – organic rice in the Northeast region

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Latest updates

  • August 2022 – Final Synthesis and Key Findings reports developed and shared with government partners
  • May 2022 – National Workshop held in Bangkok presenting results and key findings of the TEEBAgriFood assessment comparing organic and conventional rice in the Northeast of Thailand.
  • April 2022 – Steering Committee held approving final synthesis report and providing additional perspectives for follow up
  • March 2022 – Full findings report revised and draft synthesis for policy makers shared with focal points for consultation

Scope of work

The TEEBAgriFood analysis in Thailand uses a scenario modelling approach to examine the potential future impacts of land-use changes as a result of current organic rice expansion and sustainable agriculture goals. Impacts were assessed at the landscape level in terms of changes in rice-field biodiversity, the emission of greenhouse gases, air pollution, and the health impacts of chemical pesticides. Various biophysical and ecosystem services models were used in the analysis, applying locally available and field data, to project changes in natural capital, produced, human and social capital over the medium term. Economic valuation methods are applied to quantify the true costs and benefits of different agricultural approaches in rice agroecosystems. Research was also conducted with farmers to assess the factors that could encourage farmers to switch from conventional practices to organic practice.


Status: Completed

Logo: Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI)
Logo: Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI)

This project is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Environment Ministry.

Host Ministry:

 Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Research institution:

 Economics Faculty, Khon Kaen University

This project will complement work undertaken as part of the EU-funded TEEBAgriFood project in Thailand.

This analysis will inform work undertaken as part of the EU-funded TEEBAgriFood project in Thailand.

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