Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve 

 Mr. Toshiki Tojo, Japanese Expert of the APTERR Secretariat accompanied with Ms. Hiroko Matsuo, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Thailand and the APTERR staff visited the Thailand Rice Science Institute (TRSI) and the Large Scale Fields project in Doem Bang Nang Buat district, Suphan Buri province in Thailand on 2 March 2022.

 

During the 1-day field trip, the group had great opportunities to discuss and exchange views with the local officers and farmers for broadening their understanding of Thailand’s rice development. 

 

 

The trip started from the TRSI to study technology related to rice variety research and development and to explore its laboratory. Then, the group headed to Doem Bang Nang Buat district to see the rice field demonstration under the Large Scale Rice Fields Project which aims to transfer technology, advanced farming method, and knowledge to rice farmers.