September 6, 2021
CP Foods urges corn growers to join digital traceability programme
Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) has partnered with CP Group's Feed Ingredient Trading (FIT) business to encourage corn farmers to join a corn traceability programme.
The campaign is line with the company's policy to source corn used in animal feed from traceable and legal crop plantations. The traceability system ensures transparency along CP Foods' entire poultry and swine supply chains.
Paisarn Kruawongvanich, executive vice president of FIT, which provide raw materials for animal feed production to CP Foods, said that the company has sourced its corn in line with CP Foods' sustainable sourcing policy.
"The registration (with the corn traceability programme) will ensure farmers have a market to purchase their crops at appropriate and fair prices. This system will also help encourage farmers to pay attention to planting and harvesting processes that help build sustainability in the feed raw material supply chain," Kruawongvanich said.
He added that, aside from the programme, plantation knowledge and techniques are passed on to corn farmers to raise output and quality while also reducing fertiliser costs and preserving the environment as a part of the Self-Sufficient Farmers, Sustainable Corn Project. These include zero burning of corn stubbles and zero forest encroachment.
CP Foods also provides other in-depth information to improve farming efficiency, enabling farmers to produce better quality corn.
FIT also works with farmers participating in the project in Nakhon Ratchasima and Uthai Thani provinces to promote a model for sustainable corn farming, using satellite technology to detect crop burning and helping to make sure that raw materials used by CP Foods are of a sustainable origin.
- CP Foods