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Ministry to sign deal with Shopee in bid to make farmers tap e-commerce platform

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shopee on July 15 this year encouraging Thai farmers to sell products online, expecting the product sales via Shopee platform to increase by approximately 30 per cent.Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai ...

The Nation Reporter

Government finalising cash handouts to farmers

Government plans cash handouts to farmers’ families of between Bt15,000 and Bt30,000 a month per family. The figure is yet to be finalised by ministers and the cost is estimated at Bt130 billion to Bt400 billion.The Finance Ministry will propose to the Cabinet to support ...

The Nation Reporter

World Bank says Thai poverty rate increases, farm income slides

Thailand needs to invest in education and create jobs in higher-income sectors, the World Bank said in a report on Thursday (Mar 5) that showed a rising rate of poverty as the country’s economy slowed.Thailand is Southeast Asia’s largest economy after Indonesia but has lagged ...

Seeds of hope

Here is a familiar scenario: A child is admonished by a parent for not finishing a meal and reminded of the millions of people around the world who are starving. Maybe you have been that parent — or were once that child.For the record, the ...

Sunny Verghese

Thai farmers feeling the heat of climate debate

Ampai Meelap, 43, a durian farmer on the frontlines of climate change witnesses the threats of unpredictable weather every year.Her durian plantation in Rayong’s Wang Chan district in eastern Thailand has lost yields in recent years after facing drought and changing rainfall patterns.Keep reading ...

Paritta Wangkiat

Thai government pushes reform in agriculture sector

The Thai government is pushing ahead with plans to increase the incomes of 1.3 million farmers who have been relying on their rice crops to make a living.Keep reading ...

Dusita Maneemuang

40% Of Thai Farmers Live Under Poverty Line

Some 40% of farming households are living below the poverty line, set at 32,000 baht a year, with the sector’s low income and higher debt a drag on the country’s economic growth, says the Bank of Thailand’s Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research’s (Pier) in ...

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