Strengthening the Export Capacity of Thailand's Organic Agriculture

This report has been prepared by the ITC Technical Assistance Team to provide a background to the current state of play of organic agriculture in Thailand, and offers an assessment of key issues for the supply chain, including production, marketing, research, training and extension services, the institutional framework and support systems, and import requirements of the EU. The report is based upon an earlier benchmark survey and literature review, combined with an extensive stakeholder consultation process over a 12-month period. Based on the outcomes of this feedback, the report makes a number of recommendations in support of a national action plan for organic agriculture to foster growth of the export sector, enhance coordination between government agencies, and strengthen Thailand’s government control systems. Appendices include a bibliography (59-60), project fact sheet, list of organic companies and organizations consulted for this study.