Soc Trang’s rice variety recognised as best in world Society

Soc Trang’s rice variety recognised as best in world

The Soc Trang-based ST24 rice variety was honoured as having the best flavour in the world, as it received the World’s Best Rice 2019 award at the 11th Annual World’s Best Rice Contest in the Philippines on November 12.
Two die, one go missing due to storm Nakri Society

Two die, one go missing due to storm Nakri

Two persons died while preparing for storm Nakri and one went missing due to the storm as of 17:00 on November 12, according to the office of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Thailand’s rice subsidy scheme needs additional budget World

Thailand’s rice subsidy scheme needs additional budget

At least 2.6 billion baht (86.6 million USD) must be added to the subsidy scheme for rice farmers after the number of participants gets higher than expected, according to the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives of Thailand (BAAC).
Thailand approves farmers’ aid fund for 2020 World

Thailand approves farmers’ aid fund for 2020

The Thai Commerce Ministry has approved a farmers aid fund worth 4.38 billion THB (145 million USD) for the 2020 fiscal year, focusing on rice, tapioca, palm oil, fruit, shrimp, pork, eggs, salt, onions and garlic.
Cambodia ensures security during water festival World

Cambodia ensures security during water festival

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that nearly 20,000 security personnel will be deployed in Phnom Penh to maintain order during the Water Festival, which will take place from November 10-12.
Digital Thailand Big Bang 2019: ASEAN Connectivity opens World

Digital Thailand Big Bang 2019: ASEAN Connectivity opens

Thai Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has presided over the opening of "Digital Thailand Big Bang 2019: ASEAN Connectivity", an international exhibition aimed at encouraging all sides to use using digital technology to benefit all sides and promote cybersecurity.
Tra Vinh expands organic peanut farms Business

Tra Vinh expands organic peanut farms

The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh has encouraged more farmers to grow peanuts with organic fertiliser and less irrigation water to save labour costs and improve income.
Thailand: Mekong water level drops World

Thailand: Mekong water level drops

The water level of the Mekong river in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand’s northeastern province bordering Laos, is dropping by 10-20 cm a day, according to local media.