Global food and agriculture USD7.8 trillion industry
Employs over 40% of global population
Humans need to eat and eat safely, regardless of economic cycles
Global food demand increase by 98% by 2050
Global population increase to 9 billion by 2050
Among the world richest are from agriculture industry
Sugar Cane Plantation –Tan Sri Robert Kwok
Palm Oil Plantation (IOI Group) – Late Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng
Multi-Billion Dollar Agriculture Giants
WHY AGRICULTURE, FOOD & TECHNOLOGY?
Rapid growth of AgTech (Agriculture Technology)
Mechanisation, drip irrigation, hydroponics, drones, remote plant sensors, big data analysis, real time tracking, financial management tools, etc
Transition from small holdings to large scale modern farming resulting in economies of scale.
Bypassing of redundant middlemen in the supply chain will result in higher returns
Known as “Miracle Tree” and as a Superfood.
Nutrition values widely researched and documented.
Every part of tree has high commercial value (beans, leaves, seeds)
High yield and High Returns
Fast production, 12 months from planting
Production throughout year (Non-Seasonal)
Tree can produce for up to 30 years
Untapped potential globally, especially China as a health supplement.
WHY FARM IN THAILAND?
Ideal tropical climate for farming
Abundant suitable farmland. Flat, undulating rich soil with established irrigation canals.
Good supply of skilled farm workers from population of 70 million
Good government support as agriculture is one of the three (3) pillars of Thai Economy (Agriculture, Tourism & Manufacturing)
Centrally located with established highway systems to Myanmar (population 60 million), Laos (population 7 million), Vietnam (population 102 million), China (population 1.4 billion), Malaysia (population 32 million).
Close to market for Moringa beans (Myanmar &Yunnan Province, China)