Kerry Express Partners with Department of Agricultural Extension to Elevate Thai Agricultural Logistics for Sustainable Growth

Kerry Express (Thailand) Public Company Limited (KEX), the country’s leading express delivery provider, recognizes the importance of the agricultural sector to the Thai economy. KEX sees the potential for growth in agricultural logistics, which will help farmers access markets more efficiently. KEX has partnered with the Department of Agricultural Extension to combine their strengths. KEX will use its expertise in logistics and its nationwide delivery network to develop and promote a more efficient agricultural logistics system. Additionally, KEX is committed to supporting Thai farmers by offering special shipping discounts to farmers registered with the Department of Agricultural Extension. This initiative aims to reduce costs and enhance the competitiveness of farmers in a tangible way.

Mr. Warawut Natpradith, Deputy CEO of Kerry Express (Thailand) Public Company Limited, stated, “In the past, KEX has implemented various projects to assist orchard owners by providing knowledge about transportation. This helps farmers easily deliver fresh fruit directly to customers, promoting local fruit consumption and strengthening the ecosystem from orchards to consumers. These efforts are intended to support local farmers’ economic well-being and promote sustainable growth in the Thai agricultural sector.”

Mr. Peeraphan Korthong, Director-General of the Department of Agricultural Extension, said that the Department of Agricultural Extension is responding to the agricultural sector’s policy of “market-led, innovation drive, and income growth” advocated by Captain Thammanat Prompao, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives. This policy aims to create income, opportunities, and quality of life for farmers through intensive collaboration with all sectors to achieve tangible benefits for farmers. To expand marketing and logistics opportunities for farmers, the Department of Agricultural Extension and Kerry Express (Thailand) Public Company Limited signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on June 28, 2024, during the “Farmer’s Market Fair @Larn Khon Mueang” event. The MOU aims to promote and support the development of farmers and the agricultural logistics system throughout the supply chain, including the production process to meet quality standards, product management, packaging, inventory management, marketing, transportation, and delivery of agricultural products to consumers. The company will support this initiative by offering special 10% discount on agricultural product deliveries to registered farmers, emphasizing fast service and guaranteed safe delivery to consumers.

This collaboration will enable farmers to access agricultural product transportation services from the source to the consumer. It also includes the exchange of information, knowledge, and appropriate technologies between the parties to drive the development of agricultural product transportation, ensuring that high-quality agricultural products reach consumers. The goal is to provide fresh and new agricultural products to benefit communities and farmers.