Our Journey

From 2005 when Suan Sampran, a family-run eco-cultural property in Nakhon Pathom west of Bangkok, has started an organic farm to produce ingredients for own use to 2011 when Suan Sampran began supporting local farmers to do organic farming and buying fresh produce directly from them, the business-community partnership has flourished to a win-win collaboration. Here, farmers gain direct benefits from better health, environment, community, and income whilst Suan Sampran has benefited from creative marketing, production differentiation and many new business opportunities including a wide range of products and services from Patom Organic Living. Interests on the partnership model grew and Suan Sampran later became the first business organization to have received funding from the Thailand Research Fund to further its mission resulting in the opening of Sookjai farmers’ market, developing of Sampran Model movement, and establishing of Sookjai foundation.

 

The movement is expanded to several initiatives including the formation of Sookjai Organics Social Enterprise and projects in partnership with various sectors such as the Farm to Functions project with Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Organic Tourism with Sustainable Food Lab Thailand and Tourism Authority of Thailand sponsored by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. In 2019 the Thai Organic Platform has been initiated with support of the National Innovation Agency (NIA) and the Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) and the Thai Organic Consumer Federation was recently founded with collaborations of different stakeholders such as businesses, consumers, academics, medias, and NGOs who share the common goal of promoting active consumers.

Beginning

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2005

2005 began organic farming in the 30 rai land across the river to produce ingredients for Suan Sampran

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Value Business Group

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2009-2010

Mid 2009 began discussing with farmers who are interested in doing organic farming and in June 2010 founded the “Sampran Value Business Group” with funding support from the Thailand Research Fund

12 December 2010 Opened Sookjai Market

Organic Standards

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2012

August 2012 About 170 rai land of Suan Sampran was certified organic : IFOAM, EU

Sampran Model

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2013

1 January 2013 received funding from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation to support the Sampran Model

29 April 2013 Opened Sookjai Organic Agriculture Development Center to support development of 200 farmers

Sookjai Foundation

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2014

15 January 2014 founded Sookjai Foundation to drive the Sampran Model

20 October 2014 Sookjai Farmers’ Market Roadshow #1 at SCB Park

29-30 November 2014 Sookjai Festival #1

Expanding Organic Markets

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2015-2016

18-20 December 2015 Sookjai Festival #2

3 March 2016 “Farm to Functions” project: Connecting hotels and convention center to buy organic rice from farmers’ groups in Amnajcharoen 

8-11 July 2016 Sampran Model was selected to be the Role Model Community of Nakhon Pathom

16-18 December 2016 Sookjai Festival #3

Organic Tourism

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2017

18 September 2017 received funding from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation to support the Organic Tourism initiative

15-17 December 2017 Sookjai Festival #4

Thai Organic PGS Federation

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2018

2 February 2018 Sampran Model co-founded the Thai Organic PGS Federation 

19 April 2018 MOU between Thai Organic PGS Federation and the ministry of agriculture and cooperatives to enhance organic agriculture with PGS

7-9 December 2018 Sookjai Festival #5

Thai Organic Platform

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2019

3 April 2019 received funding from the National Innovation Agency (NIA) and 11 June 2019 from the Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) to develop and implement the Thai Organic Platform

1 October 2019 founded the Thai Organic Consumer Federation

Km 32 Pet Kasem Road, Sampran, Nakorn Pathom, 73110

Tel : 098-258-5313,098-709-8252

Email : info@sampranmodel.com

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