Charoen Pokphand Group is teaching Thai school children to farm fish and laying hens, in an effort to help improve nutrition. The eggs and fish they raise are cooked and used in their lunches to boost protein intake.
CP Group, through the Rural Lives Development Foundation, has been involved since 1999 with the school lunch program, which now involves 400 schools nationwide and over 80,000 students. CPF also initiated fish farming at eight schools in Nakhon Nayok, where fish are raised in clay and cement ponds. The students' parents are also invited to get involved. At these schools, excess supply is sold at community markets.