Agricultural policy and administration

Plant breeders back Thailand joining trans-pacific partnership

Plant breeders want Thailand to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and suggested that the government fund research.The chief of Plant Variety Protection Office, Thidakoon Saenudom, said in a seminar on the CPTPP that Thailand would take three – five years ...

The Nation Reporter

BAAC to revise loan goal as farm sector stagnant

The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) is poised to revise its new lending target of 101 billion baht for this financial year, starting from April 1, because of knock-on effects from the Covid-19 outbreak on the farming sector.BAAC’s operating performance for the ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Fund tasked with restructuring farmers' debt

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit has ordered the Office of the Farmers Rehabilitation and Development Fund to study debt restructuring of 46,000 farmers with a debt of Bt15 billion, deputy spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek said after a meeting of the Farmers Rehabilitation and Development Fund Committee ...

The Nation Reporter

Agriculture Min outlines measures to aid farmers [Video]

Among the seven Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives’ initiatives set for 2020 are measures to do with water management to avoid drought and caring for farmers and fishermen.Keep watching ...

A starchy safety net

The stage is set for practical risk management for grassroots farmers, who chance natural disasters ruining crops every year, through a micro-insurance policy for rice harvests, a flagship Thai commodity.A crop insurance project in Thailand was launched in 2011 via integration of a public-private partnership, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt working to secure land for agriculture

With traditional farming in Thailand being disrupted with frequent natural disasters and the issue of lack of value of goods, millions of farmers are facing bankruptcy. To mitigate the situation, the government is implementing a new strategy to secure agricultural production. Panod Srisinsuphya has the ...

Govt rice price payouts to start next month

The rice price guarantee scheme will begin next month with farmers set to be paid the difference when the price falls below a predetermined benchmark, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said.He was speaking as he led a delegation of officials from the ...

Phusadee Arunmas

B1bn target for farmer support

The Industry Ministry plans to conclude the government’s agriculture development plan in October, expecting to spend 1 billion baht to launch support measures for Thai farmers.Pasu Loharjun, the industry permanent secretary, said the ministry is in talks with the Industrial Promotion Department and the Bank ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Agriculture price guarantees not very sustainable, warns academic

Though the government plans to spend Bt150 billion on agriculture price guarantees, this measure will not improve the quality of products or boost farmers’ quality of life, an academic warned.“The price guarantee cannot be applied to all products because they all take different times to ...

Somluck Srimalee

Govt announces B21bn rice price insurance scheme

The National Rice Policy Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha, on Wednesday announced 21 billion baht in subsidies to help stabilise prices for rice farmers hurt by drought and a strong baht.Under the new rice scheme, the government will agree to pay farmers a ...

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