Unexpected visitors !

Jul 22, 2017

Today at about 5pm we recieved a phone call:
The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives has heard about your work and wants to visit you
in one hour. She is on a thight schedule and would stay only 15 minutes. Are you available? Sure we were!

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Chutima Bunyapraphasara arrived together with
Vice Govenor of Amnatcharoen Province Nathangong Sanguanchit at 6pm with an Entourage of about 20 people.

We had the opportunity to present the work we at FTS Thailand and the FTS Organic and Fairtrade network have been doing these last several years.

We talked about how we organize the Organic and Fairtrade Internal Control System, about the tree planting project and the farmers school; about Azolla utilization in the rice fields and what we do on integration of beans into the crop rotation, our desire to implement direct seeding, laser leveling and water harvesting for second crops and some other aspects of our vision to increase the ecological and financial success of the FTS Networks farmers.

The visit lasted more than 45 minutes.

We are honored to have been graced withe the visit and are very much inspired by the keen interest, insightful questions and palatable desire to advance the wellbeing of the farmer community shown both by Khun Chutima and Khun Natthapong.

We wish both of them as much fun as we have in our work
and a lot of success in their important roles and responsibilities.



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