Ensuring Food Security through Sustainable Agriculture and Food Safety
“Ending Hunger” is very fundamental to global development progress. Through decades-long effort in eliminating hunger and malnutrition, Thailand has successfully reduced its number of hungry and malnourished people by 75% and the figure is still falling. The progress earned Thailand an award from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for outstanding contributions to global food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture.
Apart from economic growth and technological advancement, the home-grown development approach introduced by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej known as “New Theory of Agriculture” which is a sustainable farming practice based on the philosophy of sufficiency economy (SEP) also plays a crucial role. The SEP through the New Theory is being implemented in more than 40,000 farming villages across Thailand. Not only has the theory helped Thailand driven down hunger at home, it has also made the country a crucial actor in ensuring global food security, earning its reputation as “Kitchen of the World”.
As the world leading producer and exporter of food and agricultural produces, it is our passion to showcase our success stories and lessons learned in order to promote food security for all.
Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) กรมความร่วมมือระหว่างประเทศ
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