Fri, 04 Jan 2019 01:00
Stronger baht ‘will hurt exporters and farmers’
MOST EXPORTERS are worried about the baht appreciating against the US dollar, fearing it will hit exports and farm incomes amid the slowing of both local and global economies.
Tue, 29 May 2018 01:00
JASMINE PRICE TO RISE
The Thai Rice Exporters Association has forecast that the Jasmine rice price will increase to US$1,300 per tonne from $1,250 per tonne, thanks to strong demand in the global market, said president Charoen Laothammatas after celebrations for the association’s 100th annivesary yesterday.
Thu, 24 May 2018 15:55
Latest research aims to strengthen Thai reputation as world rice leader
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Wednesday presided over the opening ceremony of the Fifth National Rice Academic Conference 2018 which was held in Bangkok under the banner of “Thai Rice Research Moves Towards Thailand 4.0”.
Fri, 04 May 2018 16:47
Thai rice exports beat rivals
Thailand was the top rice exporter in the world during the first four months of this year, shipping out 3.31 million tonnes of the grain to overtake rivals such as India, Vietnam and Pakistan.
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42
Thailand commits to ‘long-term partnership’ with Alibaba
Thailand has entered into a strategic partnership with Alibaba to drive the development of Thailand’s digital economy and the Eastern Economic Corridor under the Thailand 4.0 policy.
Sat, 30 Dec 2017 16:13
Two killed as pickup crashes into Krabi shop
Two villagers died while eating at a road-side khanom chin (Thai rice noodle) shop when a pickup truck smashed into them in Krabi at noon on Saturday, police said.
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 01:00
‘Find right markets’ before hiking organic rice output
THE GOVERNMENT has to find the right market for organic rice before it encourages farmers to increase the area producing the crop from 300,000 rai (48,000 hectares) this year to 1 million rai in 2019, Thai Rice Exporters Association president Pol Lieute-nant Charoen Leothamatas said.
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:00
Rice group eyes record exports
THE THAI Rice Association is confident that exports of the staple will this year come in at 11 million tonnes, which would mark a record high for overseas shipments.
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:00
Northeast rice farmers gain subsidy to ease harvest costs
THE THAI Rice Exporters Association will subsidise Northeastern farmers at Bt200 per rai for no more than 10 rai each in an effort to help reduce harvest costs.
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:00
Rising baht dampens rice exports in August
CHAROEN Laothamatas, president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said yesterday that growng strength of the Thai currency has negatively impacted on the country’s exports of rice and other farm products such as rubber |sheet, tapioca and sugar. These products have 90 per cent local content, so the baht’s rise makes them more expensive than those of our competitors.
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:45
Killing obesity with rice
The Thai Rice Packers Association and the Thai Rice Exporters Association have now announced the winners of the video clip competition on the topic “Rice Never Fat”
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:00
Thai rice politics and the future of agricultural subsidies
Each wet season, Thai farmers begin cultivating their annual crop anticipating both natural and market uncertainties. For these farmers, nothing can be taken for granted.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:00
Somkid targets 70% Hong Kong market share for Thai rice
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has targeted that Thai rice will secure 70 per cent of the Hong Kong market this year.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:00
Mexican chain buys big load of Thai rice
THE COSTCO-MEXICO superstore has imported 112 tonnes of Thai rice for distribution to its 32 branches in 18 Mexican states.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 01:00
2017 rice exports forecast at 10m tonnes
THAILAND is expected to export between 9.5 million and 10 million tonnes of rice next year, the same or slightly more than this year’s total of about 9.5 million tonnes, according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association.