Strong baht poses challenges to Thai rice farmers World

Strong baht poses challenges to Thai rice farmers

Thailand’s rice sector is enduring one of its most difficult periods as a strong baht has made its exports uncompetitive, said Chookiat Ophaswongse, Honorary President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA).​
Droughts hit Thailand’s rice sector ASEAN

Droughts hit Thailand’s rice sector

This is a tough year for Thailand’s rice sector due to prolonged droughts in the northeast and strong baht (THB), said Honorary President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association Chookiat Ophaswongse.
Thailand’s economy forecast to grow 4 percent in Q2 World

Thailand’s economy forecast to grow 4 percent in Q2

Thailand’s economy is expected to expand 4 percent in the second quarter of 2018 driven by personal consumption, public spending and increasing exports, said the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) under the Ministry of Finance.
Thailand leads world in rice export in Q1 ASEAN

Thailand leads world in rice export in Q1

Thailand was the world's rice top exporter in the January to March period with 2.78 million tonnes shipped abroad, up 3.1 percent year-on-year, according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association.
Thai Government works to stabilise rice price World

Thai Government works to stabilise rice price

The National Rice Policy Committee of Thailand, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has recently approved a mechanism to build rice barns in a bid to stabilise rice price and facilitate rice export.
Thailand: Rice exports to drop in 2018 World

Thailand: Rice exports to drop in 2018

Rice exports of Thailand in 2018 will be less than the target growth of 9.5 percent due to strong baht and decrease in rice production, said the Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA).
Thailand works to develop organic rice market World

Thailand works to develop organic rice market

The Thai Government needs to find the right markets for organic rice before encouraging farmers to increase the cultivating area from 300,000 rai (48,000 hectares) to 1 million rai in 2019, said President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association Charoen Leothamatas.
Thailand supports rice farmers ASEAN

Thailand supports rice farmers

The Thai Government’s committee for rice policy and management said on October 31 that it will offer a loan of 35.8 billion THB (1.02 billion USD) to jasmine rice farmers struggling with falling rice,