Impact of climate change on Thailand’s agriculture

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28 Nov 2016

Climate change have impact on various agriculture production. Mr. Thawatchai Dechachete from Thailand Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE) gave presentation on the impact of climate Change on the Agriculture sector in Thailand during Policy Analysis Workshop, held on 15-17 November 2016 in Bogor, Indonesia.

He provided example of the economic loss due to Climate Change, as presented in the table below, longan will loss 98.22 per cent of its yield, while rubber yield will decrease 125.64 per cent. 

Mr. Dechachete also shared to the workshop’s participants that the energy sector is the main contributor to greenhouse gasses emission in Thailand, followed by agriculture, industry and waste. Nevertheless, this year, The Government of Thailand has developed The Strategy for Climate Change in Agriculture 2017-2021, in which Thailand can reduce GHG emission from rice field by proper management of water.

Agriculture sector has potential to absorb and reduce GHG. The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE) indicated that agriculture sector in Thailand have potential to reduce GHG 12 per cent in 10 year.  

In terms of international cooperation, Thailand has been a member of The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 1994

More on presentation materials: http://uncapsa.org/Document/workshop/2.3_Presentation_Thawatchai.pdf

 

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