Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
Parties offer ideas to ease wealth gap
Ending monopolies, increasing farmers’ income some of the strategies put forward ahead of upcoming elections.
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:59
Korat rice farmer endures drought, now rest of crop stolen
A drought-afflicted farmer in Nakhon Ratchasima has discovered that Bt100,000 worth of rice went missing from her warehouse during December.
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.
Thu, 27 Dec 2018 01:00
Thai farmers giddy over new medical marijuana law
But fears grow that foreign multinationals are poised to pounce on vast new source of income for struggling agricultural sector
Tue, 25 Dec 2018 01:00
Cannabis growers will be given guidelines: Prajin
FARMERS planning to grow cannabis once it is legalised for medical and research purposes next month have been told to contact authorities.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:00
Hemp proposed as alternative to medical marijuana
THE UNITED Nations will in the next few weeks consider whether to downgrade the classification of cannabidiol – currently a narcotic under international law, Kasetsart University agronomy lecturer Vichien Keeratinijakal said yesterday.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:00
Rubber Association sacrificing farmers to big business
The Rubber Association of Thailand was created to increase the price of rubber and improve the lives of rubber farmers. Not only has it not succeeded, but it now appears to have embraced a mission of improving the lot of Chinese rubber buyers.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:55
Global economy in 2019: Growth beginning to fray
American farmers have been forced to warehouse a bumper crop of soybeans, or sell at a loss, while a Midwest medical supply company is considering shipping production overseas amid growing uncertainty.
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 01:00
Buffaloes join the herd in sharing economy
A DAIRY THAT rents pregnant buffaloes from local Luang Prabang farmers is testing the commercial viability of the sharing economy model in Luang Prabang, where local people do not consume a large amount of dairy products.
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 01:00
E-commerce gives Tibet a lift
FARMERS in poverty-stricken areas of the Tibetan plateau in Southwest China have found ways to sell their crops and related products to customers worldwide, thanks to a newly built marketing system.
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 01:00
Friendship with ‘smiley’ buffalo takes heart-breaking turn
THE 34-year-old Chai Nat farmer Surat Paewkate – who made headlines for his unusual friendship with a five-year-old buffalo called Thong Kham – was separated from his four-legged best friend yesterday when police took the animal away over allegations that Surat had used this “friendship” to get money from others. Surat had been hired to take care of the buffalo.
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 01:00
Worry over worsening conflicts after EEC land use changes
LAND CONFLICTS are likely to worse in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), academics warn, because the revised city plans for the three provinces involved will enlarge the industrial zone and swallow vast swaths of farmland, displacing farmers.
Sun, 25 Nov 2018 16:45
Thai rubber farms stretched as US-China trade war saps demand
They work in the pre-dawn gloom tapping trees for the "white gold" that has made their country the world's top rubber producer -- but as prices plunge due to the US-China trade war, Thai farmers are giving up the sap.
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 01:00
Weaving the threads of a unique life
Three mountainous villages in Northern Mae Hong Son are being studied for possible inclusion in a farmer-based tourism initiative
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:00
Call for action to halt farmers’ use of antibiotics for fish, prawn stocks as drug-resistance fears grow
Some farmers sprinkle antibiotic medicine onto their fish and prawn stocks that are kept inside floating baskets either in enclosed ponds or natural waterways, a practice that poses the dual threat of drug resistance in consumers and environmental pollution, experts at Chulalongkorn University said on Monday.