March 31, 2021, at Conference Room 1, AG08 Building, Faculty of Agriculture – Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University, held an MOU signing ceremony with Asia Modified Starch Co. Ltd. for academic collaboration in cassava development for farmers in Kalasin. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Darunee Chotisayangkoon, Dean of the Faculty signed on behalf of Khon Kaen University and Mr. Tsuyoshi Ito, Asia Modified Starch Co. Ltd. General Director signed for the company. Among witnesses were the faculty administrators, heads of department, lecturers and the executives of Asia Modified Starch Co. Ltd.
The collaborative project between the Faculty of Agriculture and Asia Modified Starch Co. Ltd. under the MOU aims at development of research into cassava, which will benefit the cassava farmers in the area of Kalasin Province by increasing the productivity per rai of cassava and reducing cost. The farmers will also be acknowledged about water management and nutrition values of cassava. The project involves the study and research into cassava farming for more products under the condition of each area.