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Enhance knowledge in agriculture and forestry in the area of the National Land Policy (The Kor Tor Chor: KTC) , Nan Province.

On Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 09:30 a.m., Mr. Anuwat Phothinam, Deputy Director for Operations of the Land Development Department, in his capacity as the Director of the Center of Excellence on Soil Research in Asia (CESRA), chaired the opening ceremony of the operational workshop "Enhancing Knowledge in Agriculture and Forestry in the area of the National Land Policy (The Kor Tor Chor: KTC), Tambon Pa Laew Luang, Santisuk District, Nan Province." This workshop was held under the financial support of AFoCo. Also present were Mr. Jamreun Nakkhong, Director of the Research and Development Division, Mr. Enak Deepromkul, Director of the Land Development Office, Region 7, Dr.Bunjirluk Jintaridth, CESRA Consultant and AFoCo Project Coordinator, Ms. Chatnapa Promlorongwan, Director of Nan Land Development Station. Officials from international organizations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Royal Forest Department (RFD), and local farmers also attended the meeting.

The objective of this meeting is to foster awareness in agriculture and provide sustainable land and forest management strategies for the area of the National Land Policy
(The Kor Tor Chor: KTC), Tambon Pa Laew Luang, Sanitsuk District, Nan Province, on a local level, benefiting farmers under the project to improve the quality of local community life through sustainable reforestation and land management. Additionally, it aims to foster collaboration among the Department of Land Development, the Royal Forest Department, CESRA , local authorities, and relevant farmers for integrated area development in Tambon Pa Laew Luang, Santisuk District, Nan Province, to achieve the balanced goal of national land resource management (LDN), reduce agricultural land degradation, and address ongoing greenhouse gas emissions issues from both agricultural and forestry sectors.The meeting is divided into two sessions, held over 2 days, with Session 1 on March 14, 2024 and Session 2 on March 15, 2024. More than 200 participants, including officials from government agencies, private sector representatives, and local farmers, attended the meeting held at the Santisuk Agricultural Cooperative Meeting Hall, Du Phong Subdistrict, Sanitsuk District, Nan Province.