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Advisor to the Minister of Industry Suchart visited a hemp and cannabis farm with GAP/GACP certification standards of Amber Farm Company Limited.

On March 15, 2023, Mr. Suchart Trisaengrujira, Advisor to the Minister of Industry, visited the cannabis cultivation facility of Amber Farm Company Limited, one of the collaborative research projects supported by King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), with Dr. Chalita Mathaybut, Acting Deputy Director of the King Mongkut's Institute of Research and Innovation (KRIS), Asst. Prof. Luephong Luenam, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology, and the team of Amber Farm Company Limited are helping in the process.

With Amber Farm's GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification from the Department of Agriculture, this collaborative research initiative is regarded as an example project. Furthermore, Amber Farm is currently working on obtaining the GACP WHO from SGS. Research projects, advancements in technology, and comprehensive planting standards were the primary focus of this visit.

Research initiatives in the form of a Medical-Grade Plant Factory are carried out by Amber Farm Company Limited. They have obtained GAP certification from the Department of Agriculture for the quality of their water resources, planting environment, nutrients, materials utilized, management of the production process, harvesting, and more.

Indoor cultivation, a closed system that can regulate the environment for plant growth, is used for planting at Amber Farm. With their light wave architecture, cutting-edge technology, and comprehensive IoT system, they produce high-quality, pest-free products and enable several harvests annually. Using worldwide standards, the goal is to make it beneficial for the food, medicine, and animal feed industries, among other businesses. To advance towards being a leading project at the ASEAN level involves generating benefits for society.

To further control the quality of raw materials, Amber Farm Company Limited has also established a laboratory equipped with an HPLC machine that can detect a total of 16 cannabinoids. The company is additionally starting the process of obtaining certification under the GACP WHO standard, which stands for "Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for Medical Plants," as well as ISO/IEC 17025 standards, which are necessary for exporting high-quality raw materials and offering efficient testing services for important substances.

Source: Ministry of Industry

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