• Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:00
    Monopoly of medical cannabis not in public interest: Experts
    AUTHORITIES overseeing a flood of patents for medical cannabis must consider the public interest, otherwise a commercial monopoly of the medicines and cultivation would result, experts warn.
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 01:00
    Thai narcotics control board may allow marijuana cultivation for medical use
    THE OFFICE of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has hinted at the possibility of allowing people to grow marijuana for medical use.
  • Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:39
    Opium cultivation down by 40%, narcotics chief says
    The cultivation of opium is on the decline in Thailand, but the illegal practice persists in several northern districts, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board reported this week.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:15
    First Hit of a Hoe’ project aims to bring crop diversity, self-sufficiency to Nan maize growers
    One hoe after another hit the earth time and time again before long lines of a metre-long channel began to take shape on a plot of land that had been turned into a cornfield.
  • Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:14
    New CBA head Yao says reform is priority
    The backbone of Chinese basketball during his 14-year athletic career, Yao Ming is tasked with pushing reform of every aspect of the game, including professional league operation, youth cultivation and national team development.
  • Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:00
    Late King charted the path to reconciliation
    I suggest that, in seeking national reconciliation, we follow the approach our beloved King Rama IX used in his projects aimed at solving social problems, such as weaning hilltribes from opium cultivation.
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  • Fri, 30 Dec 2016 01:00
    Hemp growing initially to be limited to govt
    ONLY GOVERNMENT agencies will be able to seek permission to grow, sell and possess hemp – which is now classified as a type of narcotic – during the first phase of an initiative to legalise cultivation of the plant.
  • Fri, 04 Nov 2016 01:00
    Chinese scientist, 86, aims to revolutionise rice cultivation 
      DEVELOPING a new crop strain is time-consuming. But that doesn’t worry renowned Chinese rice scientist Yuan Longping, 86.
  • Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:19
    Afghan opium cultivation jumps 10% in 2016: UN
    KABUL - Afghanistan saw a 10 per cent jump in opium cultivation this year, the United Nations said, a sharp rise after a drop last year for the first time since 2009.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:00
    Northern Highlands transformed
    Always interested in agriculture and horticulture, His Majesty the King successfully eradicated opium poppy cultivation and replaced it with cash crops that continue to generate a sustainable income for hill tribe growers
    Kingdom Grieves
  • Mon, 12 Sep 2016 01:00
    Karen farming methods ‘good for the climate’
    THE CYCLICAL cultivation system and local wisdom practised by Karen communities can mitigate climate change and global warming, global experts have said.
  • Thu, 04 Aug 2016 01:00
    Mekong agriculture lacks FDI
    HO CHI MINH CITY - Bad weather, fluctuating prices and high risk in agricultural cultivation has made foreign investors hesitate in pouring capital into the sector.
  • Wed, 13 Jul 2016 01:00
    Resistance to LG’s smart farm plans short-sighted
    South Korean f armers are strongly resisting a plan by LG Group to invest 380 billion won (Bt10 billion) to develop smart-farm technology. They view the investment as an attempt by a chaebol to engage in large-scale fruit cultivation, which would threaten
  • Fri, 22 Apr 2016 01:00
    Rice cultivation zones to be reduced next week
    THE government will next week reduce rice-growing zones from 61.74 million rai of paddy to only 55.8 million rai (8.93 million hectares) to balance supply and demand for the staple in the next harvest season.
  • Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:31
    Agriculture sector in Vietnam combats worst drought in 90 years
    HANOI - The national agriculture sector is working to restructure the cultivation schedule to save water, grow saltwater-resistant crops and trees, and efficiently use irrigation water in order to help millions of farmers in the Mekong Delta confront the
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