THAILAND – Alltech, a global leader in agricultural solutions, and Thai Wah Public Co. (TWPC), a renowned player in the Southeast Asian (SEA) agri-food industry, have announced a collaboration aimed at advancing carbon reduction efforts across the Asian agri-food sector. 

The partnership, solidified with a memorandum of understanding signed on February 15, seeks to harness scientific nutritional solutions and cutting-edge technologies to address the pressing challenge of carbon emissions in agriculture.

The announcement comes amidst growing concerns over the environmental impact of the agri-food industry, particularly in Asia, where agricultural emissions account for approximately 42% of global agri-food emissions, according to the latest Asia Food Challenge Report. 

Notably, a significant portion of these emissions arises from upstream agricultural activities, emphasizing the critical need for intervention at this stage of the value chain.

Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Alltech and Thai Wah have committed to collaborating on several fronts to promote sustainability and reduce carbon footprints. 

Central to their efforts is the enhancement of sustainable animal feed production, optimization of animal feed nutrition for improved health and performance, and the implementation of efficient waste utilization strategies, including a biogas project.

Alltech, renowned for its expertise in precision nutrition, digital farming transformation, and waste management, will provide Thai Wah with innovative solutions and technologies tailored to enhance operational efficiency and reduce environmental impact. 

This includes comprehensive carbon footprint assessment and reduction road mapping to guide TWPC in its sustainability journey.

Thai Wah, with its extensive footprint in starch and starch-related food production across SEA, is dedicated to supporting over 50,000 smallholder farmers in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The company’s initiatives focus on reducing upstream emissions and food loss, promoting biofertilizers, and developing sustainable farming practices.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Mark Lyons, President and CEO of Alltech, expressed excitement about the opportunity to collaborate with Thai Wah in pioneering agricultural innovation. 

He emphasized the alignment of values and vision between the two companies, aimed at creating a world of abundance for future generations.

Hataikan Kamolsirisakul, Chief of Staff and AVP for Strategy, Sustainability, and Innovation at Thai Wah, echoed Dr. Lyons’ sentiments, highlighting the shared commitment to building a resilient and sustainable agri-food ecosystem in Southeast Asia.

The agreement, signed during Alltech’s 25th-anniversary celebration in Thailand, marks a significant step forward in the quest for a more sustainable and resilient agri-food industry in Asia.

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