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Building sustainability into the Agri-food value chains : Future Food Together

23 December 2022

On the 23rd of November 2022, WWF Thailand in collaboration with the Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific (AFMA) organised a side event at the 16th Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) at Pathumwan Princess Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Titled Building sustainability into the Agri-food value chains : Future Food Together, the side event  aimed at bringing together practitioners to discuss on opportunities and business approaches for building sustainability into the Agri-food value chains.

Organised as a hybrid event, participants many participants joined the session both in person and through online channels.

The session had expert speakers representing private, public, and not for profit organisations providing insightful presentations in various topics related to the Agri-food value chains. The experts in attendance were.
  • Jakkarin Thuengjitvilas, Associate Consumer Insight Team Director, INTAGE (Thailand) Co., Ltd
  • Kla Tangsuwan, CEO, Wisesight (Thailand) Co., Ltd
  • Rattapat Srichanklad, Director of Thai Organic Agriculture Innovation Foundation and Managing Director of FLR349 Social Enterprise Company (FLR349 SE)
  • Dr. Akkapoj Wongpuengchai, Advisor to FLR349 Forest Landscape Restoration Fund and Thai Organic Agriculture Innovation Foundation (TOF)
  • Dr. Kannika Thampanishvong, Senior Researcher from Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
  • Thirach Rungruangkanokkul, Executive Director, Agricultural And Food Marketing Association For Asia And The Pacific (AFMA)
  • Dr. Praphatsorn Punsompong, Data Analysis Manager from Thaicom PLC
  • Louis-Alban Batard-Dupre, Co-founder of Yindii

The event was separated into three sessions

Trend, gaps and opportunity where the results of Market Research and Social Listening: Eco-awakening- Gaps and Opportunities, and prioritized sustainability topics for sustainable Agri-food value chains where discussed in detail by representatives from INTAGE (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Wisesight (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Business model for sustainable agri-food value chains – where representatives from TOF discussed the FLR349 SE business model and a representative from TDRI discussed FLR349 project’s social return on investment (SROI)

Digital tools for low-carbon business operations where different digital tools and platform related to Agri-food value chain were discussed in detail. This included an  active carbon credit platform, a digital platform to support forest landscape restoration, agroecological, food system transformation, and Yindii a food surplus platform connecting consumers to vendors.
Watch the full even recording
 Read the event's summary report 
Media Contact
Abhinand Aryapratheep