EUR 15 million invested for mitigation action in Thailand's rice sector
In June 2018, the NAMA Facility approved the EUR 14,900,000 funding for a pioneering NAMA Support Project on rice in Thailand. This 5-year project is expected to generate at least EUR 21.5 million more of private sector investments.
The adoption of alternate wetting and drying and other low-emission development technologies, developed by IRRI, is the centerpiece of the project. The project aims to reach 100,000 farmers and promote the development of the agricultural service sector through support to 420 small-medium enterprises in 6 provinces in the Central Plains of Thailand.
Highlights from the project:
- Press release: Thai Government Ministries Cooperate Towards GHG Emissions Reduction From Rice Farming
- News: NAMA Facility Funding approved to support the implementation of the Thai Rice NAMA
- Story: Better Rice | NAMA Facility
- Blog: From concept to action: How IRRI supports mitigation plans for rice in Asia
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Rice Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand (MONRE)
The project is supported by the NAMA Facility.