Country Report

Developing Farming Systems for Climate Change Mitigation in Thailand

Thailand covers an area of 51.31 million hectares in the center of the South- East Asian peninsula. It borders Myanmar and Laos to the north, Malaysia to the south, Laos and Cambodia to the east and Myanmar to the west. The north region is mountainous and forest area of the country. The north-east region consists of approximately one third of the whole country area which major crops are non-irrigated rice, sugarcane, and cassava. The central region comprises the basin of the Chao Phraya River. It is the major area for irrigated rice production. The southern region has a characteristic of tropical rainforest climate which the major crops are rubber and oil palm.

Suphakarn Luanmanee and Sommai Lertna

Asian Development Bank Institute