Mekong Region Land Governance Project

The Contract Farming Promotion and Development Act (2017) of Thailand: Origins and impacts to date

The Contract Farming Promotion and Development Act (2017) of Thailand: Origins and impacts to date
Thailand has been a pioneer of contract farming (CF) in the Mekong region for domestic and export-oriented commodities and food products. As such, the country’s experiences in develop¬ing a legal framework to address common issues in CF schemes can benefit policy processes underway in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, where CF has also been rapidly expanding. Through interviews with government officials, researchers, and private sector actors, this thematic study explores key debates and challenges surrounding the evolution of the legal framework for CF in Thailand, leading to the Contract Farming Promotion and Development Act (2017). In addition to these perspectives, fieldwork with poultry farmers offers insights to the extent that the law has been put into practice, its limitations on the ground, and the continuation of problems that are yet to be addressed through the implementation of the law.

Danny Marks Thai Contract Farming 10 minutes presentation https://bit.ly/3qrF2gE

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