Where is Chiang Mai?

The region of Chiang Mai is in Northern Thailand. This peaceful district is mainly a rural farming area, where quality, organic produce is a part of everyday life.


What is Hydroponics?

Hydroponics is the method of growing plants without the use of soil. It is one of the major scientific, economic and technological developments in the field of agriculture over the last two hundred years. Hydroponics farming can be achieved in approximately 10% of the land area and 5% of the water volume required for crop production.


What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is the system of farming plants and fish together in a mutually beneficial single system, harnessing the very best of aquaculture (farming of aquatic animals) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil).

 


What is G.A.P?

G.A.P. is a common standard for farm management practice, created in the late 1990s by several leading European supermarket chains and their major suppliers. The aim was to bring conformity to supplier quality standards, which had been creating problems for farmers.

 

The standard was developed using the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines and, unlike other farm certification schemes, it has definitive rules for growers to follow, with independent third-party auditors.

 

It is now the world’s most widely implemented farm certification scheme. Most customers for agricultural products now demand evidence of G.A.P. certification as a prerequisite for doing business.


What is IFOAM

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic agriculture movement, and offers a global platform for organics standards.


Where is United Nations Global Compact?

The United Nations Global Compact works with businesses to transform our world, aiming to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to all people, communities and markets.

 

The United Nations provides key principles in the areas of human rights, labour, anti-corruption and environmental issues, and how these should be integrated into daily business practices.