Food Value Chain Training Course in Partnership with Kasetsart University
The 3rd Food Value Chain Training Course with KU under HRD Project – Phase 3 was successfully organized from 4 – 10 August 2023. The activity was implemented in a hybrid scheme (online and onsite) hosted by the KU. The curriculum of the Training Course was arranged based on consultation between KU, MAFF Japan, Japan Food Journal, and the Project. It was composed of knowledge on cutting-edge Food Value Chain-related topics; (1) Sustainable Food and Agriculture Management, (2) Agribusiness, (3) Agriculture Cooperative including Environmental & and SDGs (4) Agriculture Machinery specifically on Ergonomics, (5) International Food and Food/Agriculture, (6) Marketing, and (7) Food Service. The first day of the program (4th August) started with a Field Visit to the Seven-Eleven Flagship Store where the students can learn the management of the supply chain from one of the leading convenience stores in Thailand followed by a field visit to Siam Kubota Farm where the students can observe various applications of advance technology showcased in this area as it established as part of a learning center in ASEAN with the collaboration of Kubota Co., Ltd. and Kasetsart University under Cooperation of Government of Thailand and Japan. A workshop session was included in the curriculum to stimulate the students’ critical thinking and allow them to discuss and comprehend the current situation of their countries, including challenges and solutions, through skills and knowledge introduced by experts during the lecture.