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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.

Mass switch to pepper causes market crash

Business

Mass switch to pepper causes market crash

A pepper glut in the Central Highlands as more and more farmers switched to the crop lured by the earlier high profits from the spice has caused prices to collapse and threatens to bankrupt many of them.

Ninh Thuan’s orchards opened for visitors

Travel

Ninh Thuan’s orchards opened for visitors

The central province of Ninh Thuan is developing eco-tourism activities by opening up farmers’ fruit orchards to visitors, according to the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Salt farmers struggle with weak crops

Business

Salt farmers struggle with weak crops

Fifty-seven-year-old Nguyen Thi Hau has been pole-shouldering salt for more than half of her lifetime. She has never thought of quitting, but the poor crop of salt this year has discouraged her a bit.