Posted: Thursday, Jan 19, 2017
Author: James Beere, Head of Social Sciences Faculty

On Wednesday 18 January, Khun Korn Chatikavanij, a former finance of minister, delivered a talk to our Sixth Form students on an organic rice programme, Imm Rice, he has been working on with local farmers to help them gain a fair and higher price for their product.

Khun Korn outlined his vision for helping local famers add value to their rice crops through the use of chemical-free farming methods and by building a recognisable brand for their product. By positioning their rice at the premium end of the market, farmers would be able to generate higher income thereby helping them to reduce debt, improve living standards and lift them out of poverty. The talk was very well received by students who are now much more informed about where their rice comes from.

The organically grown Imm Rice is currently being served to students by Epicure as part of their school lunches and will be available for the Harrow community to purchase at the school shop in the near future. We would like to thank Khun Korn for giving up his time to visit Harrow and talk to our students.

 

 

Last updated: 19 Jan 2017 14:15