Zero Hunger

The institute recognizes the importance of food insecurity and hunger problems around the world. Thus, KMITL has projects, researches and activities to solve global food insecurity and hunger problems such as follows:

  1. Center of Research and Development of Food Industry. As Thai food is accepted internationally, the research center is an agency that aims to provide a comprehensive source of food knowledge to enable local communities and producers to have an equal potential as the global level, and furthermore, to enhance the industry. By providing knowledge services, trainings and food marketing consultancy, the center has launched activities and projects that help driving access to food security, including knowledge, skills and technology for sustainable agriculture and producers, to the community and local food producers annually.

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  2. Projects and researches to enhance street food in Thailand Street food is a ready-to-eat food or drink that is sold on the roadside or in public. They are both in the form of food kiosks, food carts and food trucks, reflecting the local culture. Nowadays, Street food in Thailand is famous for its charm and looks. The business generates an average of 2.28 billion baht in revenue per year. Street Food is also a business that drives the tourism industry in Thailand. The institute recognizes the importance of such businesses that help promoting income and stability for communities at the grassroots level. The institute therefore focuses on the production of innovative research on street food to enhance the street food in Thailand. And, KMITL is the first institution that has a campaign "The KMITL prepares to raise the level of Thai Street Food to support the World Class tourism industry" that aims to accelerate the standard of food safety for street food business. In collaboration with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), food safety of all street food shops and sellers were certified to meet safety and hygienic standards. This certification process greatly enhances the potential of entrepreneurs. The program aims to build confidence in cleanliness and safety for both Thai and foreign tourists, which still remains the unique taste of deliciousness.

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  3. A project for the design and development of new sustainable agriculture in accordance with the royal initiative "Pakoi Wah" The Late King Rama 9 introduced the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) to Thai people for over 40 years. This concept was later recognized by the UN and well-accepted in many countries throughout the world. The Pako Wah project is a prime example of such initiative. The institute has a project to develop and design landscape under the concept of "Khok Nong Na Model (stalls, swamps and farms model)" water management, to store water both on the ground (with Nong (swamps), Khlong Sai Kai (canals) and Khanna (ridge)) and underground (3 kinds forests 4 benefits as according to the royal initiative). This project is located in Ban Huai Krating village, Prathat Sub-district, Mae Ramat District, Tak Province. The institute carried out training and knowledge about area development for the surrounding communities. Also, KMITL worked with the communities to build water storages to improve the scenery and proportion of agricultural areas, to achieve efficient water management and sustainable agriculture. The project also covered downstream activities such as packaging design. The project greatly accomplished in establishing sustainable income foundation for the community. For more detail: