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

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

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

Paddy output to decline due to conditions

Thailand’s annual paddy production for both the main and second crops is forecast at 27-28 million tonnes in the 2019-20 season, weighed down by a drop in production for the second crop because of flooding and drought.Whichai Phochanakij, director-general of the Internal Trade Department, who ...

Phusadee Arunmas

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

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