Regional Workshop on Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and One Tambon One Product (OTOP)

23-26 July 2018, Thailand

The Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) is Thailand’s homegrown approach; introduced in 1974 by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. This concept aligns with many sustainable development goals and targets like poverty eradication, food security, sustainable economic growth, sustainable industrialization, sustainable consumption and production, etc.

Another Thailand based entrepreneurship stimulus program, OTOP, aims to support the unique locally made and marketed products (e.g. handicrafts, cotton and silk garments, pottery, fashion accessories, household items, foods, etc.) of each Thai tambon (meaning sub-district) nationally and internationally for rural development, income generation and poverty alleviation.

Both the programmes have been implemented successfully in Thailand. Hence as a gesture of regional cooperation, this workshop has been offered by CIRDAP in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand for CMCs to develop the capacity to implement these programmes in respective member countries.

You can download the following relevant documents for this programme: