Dear DLG members,
It is our pleasure to present a new international cooperation project in DLG International’s portfolio.
The German-Thai Cooperation Project on Cluster Farm Development
DLG International and its partner Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC) will implement the new German-Thai cooperation project to promote sustainable development of cluster farms in Thailand. The project is initiated and supported by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC).
Cluster farms are an important instrument to modernize small-scale agriculture in Thailand
The project aims at strengthening cluster farms in selected districts with regard to a powerful, efficient, resource-saving and entrepreneurial agriculture. Cluster farms consist of around 60 small-scale farms and cooperate in areas such as production and marketing. Up to now, about 6,000 cluster farms have been established by MOAC.
The project will work closely with six selected cluster farms to develop tailored concepts for future-oriented agriculture and successful collaboration. These results will be discussed by a high-level dialogue platform at the national level in Bangkok. Subsequently, these findings will be transferred to all cluster farms in the country.
The project starts in September 2020
The project team will start its activities in September 2020. DLG is convinced that this initiative will highly contribute to the modernization of the farming sector in Thailand. It clearly represents a new chapter in the bilateral agricultural cooperation.
Katharina Staske & Frederik Tipp
DLG International GmbH