2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia

Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems
12-13 November 2014 • Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

Dr. Nipon Poapongsakorn

Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation


Nipon Poapongsakorn is currently a distinguished fellow of the Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation (TDRI). He formerly held the position of President of TDRI from 2008 to 2013. Pror to that, he was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University. His fields of expertise include agricultural, livestock, and rural credit policies; rice market; labor economics and human resources; industrial, trade and investment policies; economic valuation and planning assessment; trade and competition policy; and agricultural trade negotiation issues. He is currently working on the issues of climate change and water management institution in the Chao Phraya River Basin and agricultural transformation in Thailand. He received a BA in economics from Thammasat University and PhD in economics from the University of Hawaii. He has also served as member of several national committees and  foundations.


Session 5B: Agricultural Policy and Institutional Reforms in Thailand: Experiences, Impacts, and Lessons



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About the Organizer


SEARCA is one of the 21 regional centers of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Founded on 27 November 1966, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education, short-term training, research and development, and knowledge management.

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For further information and inquiries, please contact:

Acting Program Head
Research and Development
Department, SEARCA
Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines

Tel: +63 49 536-2287 loc 131