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

Five-year National Rice Strategy aims to make Thailand 'world leader'

The five-year Thai Rice Strategy for the period 2020-24 is ready, Jurin Laksanawisit, deputy prime minister and the minister of commerce, said.The strategy prepared by a subcommittee will be proposed to a meeting of the National Rice Policy and Management Committee (NRPMC) before seeking approval ...

The Nation Reporter

Rice strategy awaiting rejig

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit pledges to speed up adjustment of the Thai rice strategy as quickly as possible as the industry faces a slew of challenges including a strong baht and rising production costs.Mr Jurin said after presiding over a Thai hom mali fragrant rice ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Thailand risks slipping to 3rd place in rice exports

Thailand risks losing its place as the world’s second biggest rice exporter this year thanks to weaker competitiveness and a lack of rice varieties to cater to changing market demand.Charoen Laothamatas, president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said amid stiff competition, relatively higher production ...

Phusadee Arunmas

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

Rice exporters back ban on three toxic chemicals

Rice exporters have thrown their full support behind the ban on three toxic farm chemicals, saying importer countries have tightened their order of crops based on food safety.Charoen Laothamatas, president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said the group agrees with the government’s decision to ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Smuggling keeps lid on sticky rice price

Sticky rice have been  smuggled into the country, but ironically it has helped curb soaring price, said Chukiat Opaswong, honorary president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association.Some merchants, he said, had smuggled 100,000 tonnes of glutinous rice into the country  from Vietnam via Thailand’s neighboring ...

The Nation Reporter

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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