Thai rice price surges amidst drought concerns

The world has been witnessing increases in the price of rice following drought concerns and India’s export ban, but it is Thailand’s rice that has seen the sharpest rise, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.In its monthly rice update ...

The Nation Reporter

More than Bt8 billion injected in schemes to help farmers: Govt House

The government has spent more than Bt8.3 billion on two farmer aid schemes in a bid to help rice farmers nationwide, the Thai Khu Fah Facebook page said on Thursday.The Thai Khu Fah page is run by Government House.The state allocated Bt3.83 billion to support ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet okays price-guarantee scheme for rice farmers

In response to concerns over the drop in the price of jasmine rice due to export slowdown and limited tourism owing to the Covid-19 crisis, the Cabinet has given the go-ahead to a rice-guarantee scheme for farmers who will harvest their rice crop at the ...

The Nation Reporter

Five-year National Rice Strategy aims to make Thailand 'world leader'

The five-year Thai Rice Strategy for the period 2020-24 is ready, Jurin Laksanawisit, deputy prime minister and the minister of commerce, said.The strategy prepared by a subcommittee will be proposed to a meeting of the National Rice Policy and Management Committee (NRPMC) before seeking approval ...

The Nation Reporter

Rice strategy awaiting rejig

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit pledges to speed up adjustment of the Thai rice strategy as quickly as possible as the industry faces a slew of challenges including a strong baht and rising production costs.Mr Jurin said after presiding over a Thai hom mali fragrant rice ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Thai farmers are trying a new, climate-friendly way to grow rice

A new agricultural program in central Thailand is working with farmers to change the way they grow rice, in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from rice paddies while saving water, time and money.The program, backed by the Thai government and German development agency ...

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

Payout hastened for rice scheme 'victims'

A special working group will be formed to speed up compensation to five injured parties in the bogus government-to-government deals under the infamous rice-pledging scheme, said Suppharoek Iam-la-o, acting director of the Marketing Organisation for Farmers (MOF), one of the affected parties.The committee was set ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand risks slipping to 3rd place in rice exports

Thailand risks losing its place as the world’s second biggest rice exporter this year thanks to weaker competitiveness and a lack of rice varieties to cater to changing market demand.Charoen Laothamatas, president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said amid stiff competition, relatively higher production ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Projects to help rice farmers approved

The National Rice Policy Committee has approved maintaining the price of unmilled rice for the production year 2019 to 2020 with a budget of Bt31.49 billion in order to help rice farmers, Permanent Secretary of Commerce Ministry, Boonyarit Kalayanamit, said following the meeting on Friday ...

The Nation Reporter

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