Agricultural commodities, processing and products

China demand spiking for Thai durian

The Chinese appetite for Thai durians remains strong despite the coronavirus pandemic and weak global demand for goods.According to Commerce Ministry data, Thailand exported US$567.29 million worth of durians to China in the first four months of 2020, up 78% year-on-year from the same period ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Ministry to sign deal with Shopee in bid to make farmers tap e-commerce platform

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shopee on July 15 this year encouraging Thai farmers to sell products online, expecting the product sales via Shopee platform to increase by approximately 30 per cent.Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai ...

The Nation Reporter

CPTPP discord delays entry

Given the contentious debate about whether the country should join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Thailand is unlikely to be able to submit a formal request to join the controversial pact within this year.Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of Trade Negotiations Department, said ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Cabinet gives nod for Asean agreement on agri-products standards

The Cabinet has approved the framework on standards and conformity that aims to facilitate trading in agri-products among Asean countries.The Multilateral Arrangement for the Mutual Recognition of Agri-food Standards and Conformity Assessment was proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada ...

The Nation Reporter

Commerce Ministry seeks B6bn to bolster recovery

The Commerce Ministry is seeking more than 6 billion baht to fund various projects aimed primarily at helping farmers increase sales by improving their product distribution channels, a source at the ministry said.Funding for the programmes will be taken out of the 400-billion-baht budget that ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Blockchain eyed for palm oil

The Energy Ministry has ordered the Energy Business Department to discuss with Thai oil traders the prospect of using blockchain to facilitate palm oil trade.A blockchain system would cut out the middleman between palm planters and palm oil mills, in theory allowing planters to sell ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Superbugs in livestock might kill more than the Covid-19, alerts NGO

The world is in the middle of one of the worst pandemics of the last decades, and the international NGO Sinergia Animal alerts that animal production and consumption may yet be behind many other cases of large-scale disease outbreaks in the near future.“COVID-19 has caused, ...

Ruksina Supatnuntakul

Bank forecasts rise in food prices next month

The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) research centre forecasts that the price of rice and other agricultural products will increase in May, while the rubber price will fall.The BAAC expects to see rising prices for paddy rice, jasmine rice, sticky rice, maize, raw ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet gives green light to food processing plan

The cabinet on Tuesday approved an action plan for food processing industry development for 2019-27 and a supporting budget of 6.6 billion baht.According to Rachada Dhanadirek, the government spokeswoman, the action plan aims to upgrade Thailand to become a hub of processed food in Asean ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Rice price hits seven-year high in global market amid supply side issues

One of the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak has been the rise in world food prices. The price of rice, the staple food of most people in Asia, has hit its highest level in seven years.The market reference price of white rice 5 per cent ...

The Nation Reporter

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