Project Activity

Training Program Phase II - Cassava Starch and Waste Management in Bangkok

We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of Phase 2 Training Program as part of the Train-the-Trainer initiative under the Lancang – Mekong Cooperation project. This program, titled "Enhancing Production Capacity and People’s Livelihood by Improving the Value Chain for Cassava Cultivation and Application: Clean Cassava Chips, Native Starch, Modified Starch, Ethanol and Biogas Production (TTC)," took place from November 20-24, 2023, at Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Thailand. The event brought together more than 40 dedicated participants from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Thailand (CLVT), and China, focusing on intensive training to boost production capacity and streamline the value chain for cassava waste management.

Key Highlights of the Program:

Days 1-2: Participants engaged in comprehensive lectures covering various aspects of cassava starch processing and waste management.

Day 3: Practical training sessions were conducted at Kasetsart University and King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), offering hands-on experience to the participants.

Day 4: An enlightening site visit to KRR Starch Co. Ltd in Rayong provided valuable insights into operational starch manufacturing and biogas production, contributing to a deeper understanding of real-world applications.

Final Day: A visit to Kubota Farm in Chonburi showcased state-of-the-art agricultural technologies, exposing participants to cutting-edge innovations in the field.

We express our sincere gratitude to the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Special Fund (LMCSF) for their indispensable support, playing a pivotal role in strengthening the cassava value chain across our region. Our esteemed partners, including the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), KMUTT, Pilot Plant Development and Training Institute (PDTI), Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Product Improvement Institute (KAPI), Kasetsart University, and Energy Research and Development Institute – Nakornping (ERDI-NK), Chiang Mai University, have been instrumental in the success of this program.

Special appreciation goes to KRR Starch Co. Ltd for generously opening their facilities, allowing participants to gain firsthand experience in a functioning starch factory and biogas plant. We also extend sincere thanks to Kubota Farm for providing us with the opportunity to explore the latest innovations in agriculture.


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