Agriculture 4.0 – Thailand’s superfood
Examples for agriculture 4.0 are riceberry and other superfoods. While Thai people prefer polished white rice, Thai black jasmine rice (Rice berry) with a deep purple color as well as other organic food innovations will lose soon their character as niche varieties. Lower input costs for fertilizers will give superfood a sustainable advantage, although higher labor costs are not immediately balanced by a higher market price.
Indoor vertical farms, also known as agriculture 5.0, are described in the post “Indoor Vertical Farming in Bangkok“.
- Production or services in the agricultural sector, e.g. production of tracking, monitoring or control systems to regulate resources (water, fertilizers, pesticides). Tax holidays will be granted for five years without any cap.
- Measure to upgrade agriculture industry towards international standards, e.g. Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), Food Safety Management System (ISO 22000) etc. Tax holidays for three years, max. 50 % of the investment capital. The application must be submitted until December 31, 2020.
- Promotion of local communities in certain local areas, e.g. production of organic fertilizers, nano-chemical fertilizers, organic pesticides, plants and animal breeding, quality control, packaging and preservation of fruit and vegetable, manufacturing or preservation of food and beverages and trading center for agricultural products.