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The Three Principles Guiding CPF’s Comeback

 

Members of Kung Krabaen Fisheries Cooperative in Chanthaburi Province are enlarging their shrimp farms to boost output and income, confident that Charoen Pokphand Foods’ “3 Clean” shrimp farming principles will help them clear debts that accumulated over the past five years when their operations were badly hit by early mortality syndrome (EMS).

 

The three principles are clean pond bottoms, clean (sediment-free) water and clean postlarvae.  The principles are inexpensive to implement, enhance productivity, reduce operational cost and prevent EMS.  CPF created the “3 Clean” principles to enhance farming productivity and management—and to tackle EMS, which cut Thailand’s farmed shrimp production in half from 2012 to 2016.

 

The number of cooperative members participating in the “3 Clean” initiative has increased from 3 to 11, and more than 90 percent of them have witnessed satisfactory results and expanded their farming areas.  Earlier, because of EMS, farmers were reluctant to expand their farms.

 

Veterinarian Sujint Thammasart, chief operating officer of CPF’s Aquaculture Business Division, says EMS is no longer an issue as the “3 Clean” principles and proper management have minimized the risks.  CPF has a policy of continuously sharing its knowledge with farmers and focuses on building shrimp farming models that farmers can transfer to others.

 

Information: Sujint Thammasart, Charoen Pokphand Foods, Aquaculture Business Division, C.P. Tower, 313 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand (Phone +662-766-8000, Fax +662-638-2139, Email Press Center pr@cpf.co.th, Webpage http://www.cpfworldwide.com).

 

Source: The Nation.  Workshop Fosters Startup Entrepreneurs (Scroll Down the page until you see “3 Clean Principles Draw Shrimp Farmers”, about a third of the way down the page).  October 3, 2017.

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