Published: Feb 18, 2022
Sugarcane growers and sugar manufacturers have joined a campaign against the practice of burning plantations before each harvest, which is partly blamed for the increase of harmful particles less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) in the air.
Published: May 12, 2021
The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a THB6.056 billion subsidy for sugarcane farmers who cut fresh cane for sugar factories instead of burning them, in a bid to reduce air pollution caused by the burning of plantations, deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek said.
Published: Feb 16, 2021
The Cabinet on Monday set the price of final-stage sugarcane with a sweetness of 10 commercial cane sugar (CCS) at Bt833.22 per tonne and set the yield rate for processed sugar for the 2019/2020 crop year at 357.09 per tonne, the government’s deputy spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek said.
Published: Mar 24, 2020
The gross domestic product (GDP) of agriculture in the first quarter of 2020 contracted by 4.8 per cent, compared to the same period in 2019, Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs, the Office of Agricultural Economics secretary-general, said.
Published: Jan 25, 2020
An academic has warned that the government’s plan to build more sugar factories and biomass power plants may worsen air quality by releasing more particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM 2.5).
Published: Jan 21, 2020
Thung Fon Police Station was notified on Monday (January 20) of a corpse found in a sugarcane plantation. A joint team of police officers, medical personnel from the Thung Fon Hospital and rescue volunteers was dispatched to the scene.
Published: Oct 03, 2019
In a September exchange with a local group, Mitr Phol Sugar Co executive Paitoon Praphatharo promised that a proposed new Mitr Ban Pai sugar factory would not affect the environment and would save on transportation costs.