Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve 


The APTERR Secretariat team led by General Manager Dr. Choomjet Karnjanakesorn together with Japanese Expert Mr. Akinori Ando visited the Rice Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand on 2 May 2023 to attend a briefing on country’s rice situation and agricultural projects in supporting farmers and promoting a sustainable agriculture by Director Dr. Chitnucha Buddhaboon of the Bureau of Rice Policy and Strategy of Rice Department.


A vast amount of knowledge on rice, including numerous sustainability projects for Thai farmers under the Rice Department such as the Mega Farm Project, Organic Farming Project, and Community Rice Centres, was shared to enhance understanding on Thailand’s rice and agricultural situation. The APTERR Secretariat team also had a fruitful discussion and exchanged views on several rice-related issue with the Rice Department officer.



In the meantime, the APTERR Secretariat team took this opportunity to promote its works and activities, and seek a possibility for potential cooperation with the Rice Department in strengthening food security as well as building a good relationship among the two organisations.