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

Managing reservoirs and irrigation systems critical for stable food supplies

Effective water management is vital to ensure Thailand’s food security and mitigate the impact of El Nino, according to the Thailand Development Research Institute.Narit Pisalyabutr, a senior academic at the institute, said the effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon are expected to last for ...

The Nation Reporter

How prolonged El Niño will affect Thai agricultural, aquatic, and fruit exports

A prolonged El Niño lasting into mid-2024 is expected to impact agricultural, aquatic, and fruit products, resulting in reduced exports from Thailand.On Tuesday, the United Nations announced the arrival of El Niño, which is characterised by increased heat worldwide and drought conditions in some areas. ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt must brace for El Niño

Experts are warning Thailand to brace for unusually low average rainfall that may lead to drought as a result of the El Niño weather pattern. Therefore, the government must take proactive action with with a comprehensive water management plan to minimise its impact, they say. The ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Forecast drought will weaken the Thai economy

Thailand suffers calamities at both ends of the annual weather spectrum – both drought and flood. But as the demands on agriculture grow, with a growing population and the rise of tourists and development, the effects of these two extremes are becoming more apparent.Keep reading ...

Spreading Drought Adds to Risks for Thailand’s Cooling Economy

A spreading drought has emerged as a new risk for Thailand’s cooling economy in addition to domestic political tension and slower exports.The country’s hot and dry season is more acute than expected amid a possible El-Nino weather event, leaving just over a quarter of top ...

Enough water but use wisely: irrigation chief

Chief of the Royal Irrigation Department (RID), Thongplew Kongchan, said yesterday that areas under the RID irrigated zones will not run short of water despite the El Nino effect, which is expected to prolong the dry season.  “The water we currently have is sufficient for ...

The Nation Reporter

No shortage despite El Nino, RID assures

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) on Monday assured that areas served by its network of irrigation canals will not experience water shortages, after forecasts predicted that this year’s summer will be longer and drier because of the El Nino weather anomaly. Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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