Suphanburi, Thailand, October 28, 2022 - Bayer Thai Co., Ltd., opened its Agri-Solution Research Center in Suphanburi Province to further bring innovative agricultural solutions and digital farming technologies to Thai farmers.
Leading the opening ceremony was Mr. Prapat Pothasuthon, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, alongside with dignitaries from the German Embassy and Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.
Mr. Prapat Pothasuthon, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, said that in the digital age, new agricultural technologies have been introduced and become a major engine in driving up production efficiency and stability. As such, it is increasingly crucial for farmers to apply technology. New-age farmers need to know how to appropriately apply technology, to maximize their resources from seeds, soil and water to labour at the times of labour shortage. Technology is the only solution for sustainable survival and food security for the entire nation.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has promulgated a law that supports research and development, opening up research opportunities that address Thai farmers’ needs. In this regard, equipping farmers with knowledge on technology and application is crucial and research centers can fill up this void.