BAAC joins hands with 6 network partners to “reduce sugarcane burning” to solve PM 2.5 dust problems

BAAC joins hands with the Sugar Cane Farmers Association – Sugar Mills to encourage farmers to reduce the burning of sugarcane, reduce PM 2.5 problems, and support the adoption of technology and innovations to reduce costs and increase the value of produce. with special interest rate loans Aims to reduce 100% sugarcane burning by 2023

On November 26, 2021, Mr. Thanarat Ngamwalairat, Manager of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) revealed that due to the severe pollution situation, until affecting the health and lifestyle of the people Especially the problem of PM 2.5 dust, which is partly caused by the burning of sugarcane after harvesting by farmers. to solve problems sustainably Farmers can make a career along with taking care of the environment.

The BAAC has joined hands with 6 network partners, comprising the Sugar Cane Farmers Association, District 7, the Maeklong River Sugar Mill Coordination Center. (9 Maeklong River Valley Sugar Factory Group and New Krung Thai Sugar Factory that are partners) Suphanburi Agricultural Occupational Promotion Association Suphanburi Sugar Industry Factory Mitr Phol Sugar Factory and Refine Chaimongkol Sugar Mill (U-Thong) to support and take care of sugarcane farmers participating in the sugarcane burning reduction project to reduce PM 2.5 dust in the 3 provinces with the most sugarcane production in Thailand, namely Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Suphan Buri.

Mr. Thanarat said that in such cooperation Set a target to reduce sugarcane burning by 20 percent in 2021, an area of ​​319,627 rai, in 2022, a decrease of 50%, an area of ​​799,067 rai, and by 2023, a decrease of 100%, an area of ​​1,598,133 rai, or covering all sugarcane planting areas in the three provinces as follows. say which if successful will expand to other areas to create a good sustainable environment According to the policy to promote climate control from global warming. which is an important mission of every country at the moment

For operations in addition to promoting knowledge and understanding of problems that arise. It also focuses on applying innovation and technology to reduce costs and increase productivity to suit each sugarcane plantation condition, such as encouraging sugarcane farmers to adjust the area to accommodate sugarcane harvesters to avoid labor shortages for sugarcane harvesting and sugarcane burning. Encourage ready sugarcane farmers to purchase square balers to sell to sugar mills in the area to use as supplementary fuel in sugar production and biomass power generation.

This is to increase income and preserve the environment in the area, including the BAAC to support sugarcane farmers with special credits in each area (Farm Size) to be able to have a career. Sustainable sugarcane farming By applying innovation and technology to manage modern sugarcane fields (Smart Farming) to create more worthwhile returns.

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