CAT encourages Thai farmers to adopt Smart Farmer system

CAT Telecom Public Company Limited (CAT) is putting Internet of Things (IoT) technology to work in the service of Thai agriculture under its CAT Digital Come Together initiative. CAT seeks to encourage Thailand’s farmers to make digital technology an integral part of their farming operations. ...

Whiff of populism in latest schemes

A tranche of seemingly populist policies has been sprouting forth from the military-led government, pointing to something much more than a bid to boost domestic demand amid a murky economic outlook. Keep reading ...

Pitsinee Jitpleecheep

20-year water plan tipped for approval

The 20-year master plan for the country’s water management system is expected to win approval by the national committee on water resources on Dec 19 after which it will be implemented, Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya said Thursday (Dec, 6). Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Rice thefts worry farmers amid high prices

Farmers are putting up their guard against rice thefts after several cases have been reported this year in the wake of high prices. Noosin Damri, a farmer in Warin Chamrap district of Ubon Ratchathani province, on Monday  (Nov, 5) lodged a complaint at the Huay Khayung police ...

Farmers pay the price for EEC

Land expropriation rife as developers scout sites for industrial projects.An increasing number of people in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) provinces are finding themselves victims of unjust expropriation and land-grabbing, as developers hunt for sites to facilitate investment and industrial development.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Agriculture initiative up for approval

The cabinet will next week decide on whether to proceed with a public-private partnership initiative for the country’s agricultural sector.  If approved, the initiative will see the Commerce and Agriculture ministries helping farmers plan their production in response to solid demand from the market. Keep ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet approves new debt aid for farmers

The cabinet has approved in principle the extension of debt repayment and lower lending rates for small-scale farmers as the latest move to help shore up the agricultural sector. Keep reading ...

Chatrudee Theparat

Cabinet approves measures to cut producing costs for farmers

The cabinet approved Pracharat measures to cut the producing costs for farmers by providing them access to working capital and equipment.Mukdaharn Provincial Public Relations Official Kumyuen Wongchalee said the cabinet approved the measures to help farmers and farming institutes reduce their producing costs under the ...

Tanakorn Sangiam

The Tobacco Union of Chiang Rai province opposes using planting areas as a special economic zone.

Members of Tobacco Union of Chiang Rai met Chiang Rai Governor opposing the use of tobacco plantation areas of more than 840 Rais as Mae Sai Special Economic Zone. They disclosed that the government will lose the best source of tobacco production in Thailand, as ...

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