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.
Bright prospects predicted for Thai economy World

Bright prospects predicted for Thai economy

The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has raised its forecast of Thailand’s economic growth this year to 4.6 percent from an earlier estimate of 4.5 percent after improved export, tourism and crop prices.
Typhoon Mangkhut damages Philippine rice production World

Typhoon Mangkhut damages Philippine rice production

Typhoon Mangkhut cost the Philippines a total of 250,730 tonnes of paddy rice after it hit across the nation’s northern provinces over the weekend, according to initial official estimates. The figure exceeded a previous forecast by 60 percent.
Tra Vinh seeks higher labour productivity Business

Tra Vinh seeks higher labour productivity

The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh plans to increase the production values of the agro-forestry-fishery sector by more than 4 percent by 2020, according to the provincial People’s Committee.
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Farm banks bridge food gaps between crops

The Dak Ha district of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum has to date established 61 “community banks” in 50 villages to help local ethnic minority groups overcome food shortages between harvests.