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Thailand Regional Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN)

Funder: USDA

Project Timeline: September 19, 2022 - August 31, 2027

Country: Thailand

Program Areas: Agriculture, Resilience and Water , Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Climate Change

Contact: William Sparks,

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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
  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.