The FAO Programme’s strategy for Thailand is designed towards assisting Programme partners (Government, Royal Project, NGOs, DANIDA project) in implementing higher quality IPM training and assistance towards development of alternatives to toxic pesticides. This assistance is primarily focused on collaborative and inclusive initiatives to support provincial governments to build stronger IPM farmer training programmes in vegetable production areas where pesticide use is still unnecessarily high. A concrete example of such more focused FAO support approach is reflected in the ongoing collaborative initiative in support of establishment of effective IPM-based crop protection in highland brassica production systems in the North (Chiangmai) and Northeast (Phetchabun) of Thailand. In particular, Diamond Back Moth (Plutella xylostella), a target for frequent pesticide applications, remains a major pest problem in these production systems. This collaborative effort, involving various (National and Provincial) government (Phetchabun Province, DoAE, DoA), semi-public/private sector (Royal Project Foundation) and nongovernment stakeholders (Thai Education Foundation) is now well underway. This effort is now starting to make a mark on building robust provincial IPM farmer training programmes and changed farmer crop protection practices in favour of elimination of toxic pesticides and shifts to biocontrol and softer biopesticide alternatives.

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Contact People:  

Government :

Name: Mr Somchai Channarongkul  
Title: Director General
Org: Department of Agricutural Extension
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
2143/1 Phaholyothin Road
Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
Tel.: (66-2) 579-3005
Fax.: (66-2) 579-9540


Non Government :

Name: Mr Marut Jatiket
Title: Director
Org: Thai Education Foundation
Tel.: (66-2) 279-1381
Fax: (66-2) 279-1381
web site:


Name: Mr Jongjin Kim 
Title: Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
Tel: (66-2) 697-4000
Fax: (66-2) 697-4445
web site:


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