The Royal Project is an initiative of His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. It was founded in 1969 to solve the problems of deforestation, poverty and opium production by promoting alternative crops. It was the world’s first project to replace drug crops with legal crops and is one of the most successful projects of this type.
“One of the reasons underlying the creation of the project was humanitarianism; the desire that these people living in remote areas should become self-supporting and more prosperous. Another reason, and which has received support from all sides, was to solve the problem of heroin. (…) A further reason which is very important is that, as is well known, the hill tribes are people who use agricultural methods which, if left unchecked, could bring the country to ruin. In other words, they cut down trees and practice ‘slash and burn’ methods which are totally wrong. If we help them it is tantamount to the country, in general, having a better standard of living and security.”
His Majesty the King on 10th of January 1969 at the Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University
*Published by: https://www.hrdi.or.th/en/WhoWeAre/ThailandsRoyalProject
150gr Burrata with Royal Farm Project
Raspberry Rocket Salad
Royal Farm Project
Rocket salad, speck ham, gorgonzola, raspberry dressing, fresh raspberries, roasted hazelnuts