Smallholding farms are a critical component of sugarcane farming; in Thailand alone (second largest world exporter of sugar), sugarcane is almost exclusively produced by 330,000 independent small farmers. To date, some projects and initiatives have tried to incorporate small farmers in the sustainability movements but haven’t reached scale.
Labour Transparency Project
Agricultural supply chains are highly complex, with many production tiers and involved stakeholders. This makes product traceability and assurance of fair labor standards along the supply chain a challenge. Thailand’s sugarcane industry is no exception, where workers are susceptible to forced labor and exploitation.
ASC Certification Vietnam
Bonsucro Sugarcane Standard
FairAgora provides help to support the BONSUCRO Standard Production implementation in sugar cane farms in Thailand. The objective of its work is to improve farmers’ engagement towards sustainable sugar sourcing, while empowering and engaging farmers and mills into inclusive business models...
Oxfam Blue Brand Project
FairAgora has been mandated by OXFAM UK to develop the “Blue Brand” standard, a renewed effort to enable local and independent fishers to become part of the self-regulated certification process. Blue Brand standard seeks to promote enviromentally sound and socially responsible seafood supply chain to deliver improvements in Thailand and other Southeast Asia countries.
Agrobase Crop Protection
FairAgora Asia provided information about registered crop protection products for Thailand to AGROBASE-LOGIGRAM SARL for integration into its database system to offer access to such information to its clients (international food traders). FairAgora Asia supply information about all crops and food product categories that are mentioned in the official crop protection registration including the expired products for the country.
Food Producer Compliance
FairAgora Asia provided consultancy services and trainings to implement the Food Hazard Critical Point system (HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practices - in both French and English - for diverse food producers in Thailand. FairAgora Asia developed quality documents, conducted technical and hazard controls as referred to international food safety standards.
FairAgora Asia is helping EnerGaia Co., Ltd. a company based in Bangkok producing Spirulina on different locations such as on some Bangkok rooftops, in Phuket and in India, to be compliant with GMP, HACCP and the European Organic Standard. Our mission is to guide EnerGaia to reach compliance providing an efficient quality management system for algae cultivation and processing. EnerGaia is seeking growth by selling its innovative production system and export Spirulina to Europe, the US or other sustainable mature markets.
Annette I Tim Tuk Tuk
FairAgora Asia has supported Solution 9 Co., Ltd. or I Tim TukTuk, a small Thai company based in Bangkok producing ice cream, to reach compliance with GMP and HACCP standards. I Tim TukTuk provides originally designed ice creams in little tricycles (TukTuks) specifically built for the retail sales around Bangkok. I Tim TukTuk has been seeking a strong quality management system for its production methods and wants to continuously improve its plant efficiency. The desire to reach new markets and export was linked to compliance with GMP and HACCAP standards, doors to those markets and investors requirements.