Due to increasing demand for quality canned baby corn , Grand Asia Food Industry (GAF) has pursued a special collaboration with Thailand’s most prestigious agricultural university—Kasetsart Khampaeng Saen Campus (KPS) in Nakhon Pathom province.
MOU was signed on 22 March 2013 and witnessed by Prof. Dr. Krasae Chanawongse, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of Naresuan University Council and Magsaysay Awardee.
As the top exporting manufacturer in Thailand, GAF has applied every effort to extend an exemplary role of leadership to maintain a reliable quality-assured canned baby corn in brine without interruption.
According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sombat Chinawong, VP of Kasetsart University, the original 85 acre land area was provided for the first baby corn crop under close supervision of a KPS technical team and the 2-month crop is expected to yield a very good quality baby corn product as commercially required by GAF.
In addition, the project will also serve as a demonstration field for students and farmers to equip themselves with technical know-how of baby corn plantation. VP Sombat also stressed that a second phase of land expansion up to 480 acres will be readily available after a promising project has progressed.
Additionally, after rice plantation, about 250 acres will also be made available for baby corn plantation. With its ample irrigated system directly from nearby Srinakarin Dam, all plots of the plantation are well connected to sufficient agricultural water supply.
More importantly, 22 March 2013 is historically treasured as a step forward in cooperation with KPS coincided with the landmark of GAF’s 25th Anniversary in 2013.
Mr. Phairoj Wangthamrongwit, Managing Director of Grand Asia Food Industry Co., Ltd. expresses confidence in the collaboration program trusting that GAF will not face a shortage of quality baby corn supply while the quality improvement is earmarked as a new innovative approach of agricultural products for processing to manufacturing requirement.
In addition, GAF is equally proud of its extended CSR approach to play a role in providing knowledge-based society for students and farmers. Meanwhile, KPS is committed to the plantation of palm oil, maize and organic vegetables with other private enterprises achieving a policy of being a learning innovative institute.