Earth Net Foundation
The Earth Net Foundation received registration as a non-profit organization on 12 October 2000. The Foundation’s main objective is to promote and support initiatives related to production, processing, marketing and consumption of organic food, natural products and ecological handicrafts.
The Earth Net Foundation has 3 main Departments
1. Organic Agriculture
This programme was initiated since 1999 with a main aim to promote organic farming through mobilizing local knowledge and strengthen participatory technology development. Programme’s activities include training, workshop, and setting up local learning processes through “Farmer Field School” and “Participatory Technology Development”.
At present, Earth Net Foundation is working with 16 organic producer groups producing rice, vegetables, fruits, cotton, silk, coconuts, coffee, and mulberry tea in 9 provinces including: Yasothorn, Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chachoengsao, Prachinburi, Prachuab Kirikun, Surin, and Uthaithani.
2. Community Enterprise
This programme is linked with the Organic Farming Programme. This programme focuses on organizing community group organization for local enterprise development. Programme’s activities are:
* Product Research and Development (food processing)
* Quality Assurance for food processing
* Community Enterprise Management
* Local Market Development
* Good Governance Development
3. Green Consumer
This Programme focuses on consumer education and campaign to promote a socially and environmentally responsible lifestyle. Activities include mohthly consumer e-newsletter (Thai language), public awareness campaigns, and education activities focusing on sustainable lifestyle.
The Earth Net Foundation is also active in consultancy and climate change adaptation.See more