The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will hold a hybrid event on AgriFood Systems Transformation in Bangkok, Thailand, October 5-7. The symposium aims provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and foster learning across agrifood systems to accelerate the transformative process in the region. The COVID-19 pandemic and the 5F crisis (food, feed, fuel,… Read More
For developing countries, sustainable farming is an important practice to increase field productivity and economic growth. Using a Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) framework, the study analyzed the decision-making processes of farmers in Northeastern Thailand regarding adoption intention. Dipterocarpus alatus (D. alatus) is a large tree species found only in the Southeast Asian mainland commonly used… Read More
Smart farming technology is a new agricultural innovation in the digital era that adopted various ICTs in the farm. Smart farming leads to the efficient use of production factors, the increase in quality of farm production, cost-effectiveness, reducing environmental impact, cost of production, and labor, saving time and leading to sustainable agriculture. Smart farming is… Read More
In the Asia-Pacific region, FAO is working with its Member Nations to help them advance to the 2030 Agenda by achieving Four Betters: better production, better nutrition, better environment and a better life – leaving no one behind. This short video looks at an example of achieving better production in Thailand through implementation of Blue… Read More
Agriculturists and extension workers have been exploring how to harness the use of social media for agriculture. However, social media adoption among farmers in developing nations remains to be a challenge. A survey among 365 farmers in Chiang Mai, Thailand, revealed that only 66 respondents had adopted social media. Furthermore, only 8 out of the… Read More
The Mobile GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) Assessment System is designed as a tool for farmers and Certification Body (CB) officers to list farm activities and newly adopted techniques which will later be assessed following the certification procedures. This works on both mobile devices such as mobile phones, tablets with Android OS and also can work on notebooks and PCs. In 2013, a pilot project was launched in Samkha village in the northern region in Thailand that was successful.