Agriculture

Agricultural policy and administration

Tapioca price control planned

Thai tapioca exporters have agreed to stop lowering prices to put a lid on the losses incurred by local farmers, industry officials said last week. Members of tapioca export agencies have agreed to work together to stop cutting prices for importers, mostly Chinese, in a bid ...

Cần Thơ, Japan seek cooperation opportunities in agriculture

Chairman of the People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ Võ Thành Thống on August 13 had a working session with a Japanese delegation to discuss cooperation opportunities in agriculture and personnel training in this sector.Keep reading ...

RAOT working to boost rubber futures

The Rubber Authority of Thailand (RAOT) has joined five rubber traders to set up a 1.2-billion-baht fund to invest in paper rubber traded on the Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX), aiming to boost anaemic volume in rubber futures. Keep reading ...

Local organic production growth predicted via guarantee system

Lao small-scale farmers can now access Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS), to help them to increase the supply of quality organic produ cts to the local market. United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Regional Officer for Asia and the Pacific Ms Mayling Flores Rojas said ...

1.8 billion baht set aside to promote use of rubber

The cabinet on Tuesday (July 25) decided to allocate 1.8 billion baht from the Central Fund to promote the use of rubber by various government bodies. The fund is to be distributed among three ministries:1.5 billion baht for the Ministry of Defence164.4 million baht for ...

Farmers will reap EEC rewards, Uttama says

The Industry Ministry will ensure that farmers benefit from the government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project, minister, Uttama Savanayana says. It is part of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s strategy to take care of the agriculture sector, particularly farmers in areas near the EEC, he said. ...

Ministry to lift ban on livestock export

The government has signalled its latest measure to boost the country’s agriculture and husbandry industries by offering loans to farms and lifting the ban on livestock export, according to the Ministry of Planning and Finance. At a meeting with Vice President U Myint Swe and businessmen ...

Agencies instructed to speed up rubber plans

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed nine state agencies to speed up the use of rubber in a bid to lift domestic demand which will help shore up falling rubber prices.Keep reading ...

Huế to invest US$52 million in agricultural restructuring

The central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế will invest VNĐ1.19 trillion (US$52 million) through 12 projects as part of its plan to restructure its agricultural sector with a vision till 2020.Keep reading ...

Bokeo province expects to reduce banana plantation sites

Authorities of Bokeo province confirmed they will not allow investors to expand areas for banana plantation projects, aiming to protect the environment and peoples’ health. According to a report from the ad hoc committee for banana farm inspection, the authorities will not allow the expansion of ...

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