Thailand has significantly reduced poverty and hunger in the last decades, yet some parts of the country face low social and economic development, in particular the drought-prone NorthEast where half the farmers live. Community-based watershed management and development of improved groundnut varieties are some solutions for farmers to cope with a harsh and changing climate.
20% - Share of the 21.1 million ha of Thailand’s agricultural land being irrigated
3.6 ha - Thailand's average farm size
90% - Share of Thailand's population involved in agriculture in the climate challenging NorthEast