Agriculture Dept pushes forward greenhouse gas reduction, cannabis development agreements
BANGKOK (NNT) - Celebrating its 50th anniversary today, the Department of Agriculture signed agreements on greenhouse gas reduction and cannabis development for medical and commercial applications.
The two agreements were signed in a ceremony witnessed by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Mananya Thaiset.
The first agreement, signed with Chulalongkorn University, is the development of plants in the cannabis family for the purposes of medical and commercial applications. This project focuses on the research, development, and testing of Petchompoo 1-5 cannabis strains that are rich in THC content, making them more suitable for THC extract and medical applications.
This partnership caters to the development of cultivation technology and pest control using biopesticides, to ensure that the harvest will be suitable for medical applications.
The Department of Agriculture operates a One Stop Service Center for cannabis, hemp, and kratom management at its headquarters, as well as the 1174 hotline where inquiries regarding the said herbs can be raised.
The department also signed an agreement with the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) to help raise awareness of greenhouse gas emissions. This cooperation will allow both agencies to work on greenhouse reduction campaigns, improvement to the research and data collection processes, and carbon footprint assessments.
The two agencies will be working together to pilot the carbon credit certification scheme, starting with fruit farms, palm plantations, and rubber plantations.
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