Project Title: Thailand Regional Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN)
The USDA-funded Thailand RAIN project identifies, validates, scales and shares climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices that have been validated through a rigorous, evidence-based, participatory process known as “5-S:” 1) Source; 2) Support; 3) Scale; 4) Sell; and 5) Share. RAIN validates climate-smart tech, builds the capacity of private and public sector actors to disseminate tech to farmers, and supports farmers in adoption of tech. RAIN works with sub-partner Michigan State University to implement this project in eight provinces in Thailand across three important agriculture value chains: rice, cassava and fruit. The goal is to increase productivity, profitability, and trade opportunities in the Thai agriculture sector while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and natural resource depletion.