Thailand

Thailand

Cluster Officers

  • University Name: Chiang Mai University 
  • University Representative Name: Dr. Pradorn Sureephong (Assistant Professor)
  • Farm Name: SunSpace Farm
  • Farm Representative Name: Ms. Komalaporn Kummalue (Software Engineer)

Thailand has a rich history of traditional agriculture, characterized by practices such as rice cultivation, fruit orchards, and livestock farming. Rice, in particular, has been a staple crop for centuries, with Thailand being one of the world’s leading rice exporters. Traditional farming methods often relied on manual labor and conventional techniques, passed down through generations.

In recent years, Thailand has embarked on a progressive journey towards incorporating green technology into its agricultural practices to enhance sustainability and productivity. This move is driven by the recognition of the need to address environmental challenges, such as climate change, water scarcity, and soil degradation, while also meeting the growing demand for food in a sustainable manner.

Thailand Cluster includes a University, a Research and Development Farm and an Innovative Village for Entrepreneurs interested in AgriTech and Sustainability 

Universities

Chiang Mai University

Chiang Mai University (CMU) was founded in January 1964, under a Royal Charter granted by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. CMU is the first provincial university in Thailand, based on the government’s policy and the objectives of the northern people, as a centre for academic and occupational knowledge in order to benefit the region and the country as a whole. This university is a place for knowledge collection, studies, research, and knowledge transfer according to academic freedom based on morality and academic excellence, application and transfer, and arts and culture development.

The Halal Science Center, Chulalongkorn University

The Halal Science Center, Chulalongkorn University, provides science and technology services to society. Its services are of three types: Halal forensic science laboratories, research and innovation, and services to external sectors.

Farm

SunSpace Farm

SunSpace Farm emerged as a dynamic start-up, stemming from the SunSpace project initiated under the Erasmus+ program, with funding from the European Union. This venture, born from collaborative efforts between Chiang Mai University and a consortium of eight institutions spanning Europe and Asia, embodies a mission to revolutionize agricultural education and training. The SunSpace project is dedicated to equipping farmers with the knowledge and tools necessary to embrace new technologies effectively.