News from Thailand

11-06-2014 00:41 AM
Thailand to develop improved cattle breeding
The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) is pushing research strategies for better cattle breeding, as their number in the country has dwindle...
27-05-2014 01:34 AM
Thai army rulers rush to placate rice farmers, boost economy
Thailand's new military rulers are moving fast to tackle economic problems caused by the absence of a proper government since December and are making ...
27-05-2014 01:25 AM
Rice farmers overjoyed as payments begin
Rice farmers across the country were delighted as payments under the rice-pledging scheme resumed yesterday under the National Council for Peace and O...
06-03-2014 01:12 AM
Thai anti-government protesters on the move, farmers still unhappy
A few hundred Thai anti-government protesters marched on the headquarters of the ruling party on Wednesday, while rice farmers remained camped in anot...
21-02-2014 08:41 AM
Unpaid Thai farmers call off airport tractor protest
Thai farmers called off a tractor drive to Bangkok's main airport to protest against not being paid under a rice subsidy scheme after an assurance the...
17-01-2014 10:34 AM
Rice farmers rally against government
Rice growers in the North on Friday blocked the Asian highway in Phichit demanding government payment for rice sold under the rice-pledging scheme, wh...
09-01-2014 07:02 AM
Many suspects in death of wild cattle
It is suspected that the deaths of 18 rare gaurs in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Kui Buri National Park could have been the result of a conflict over the rem...
11-12-2013 10:33 AM
Unpaid Thai rice farmers may protest, adding to PM's woes
Thai farmers who have not been paid by the state for rice bought under an intervention scheme are threatening to block roads in 26 provinces, adding t...
08-10-2013 04:01 AM
Late rice payments worry farmers
About 500 farmers have faced a delay of more than a month in payments for their second crop under the rice-pledging scheme this year, raising concerns...
02-09-2013 01:27 AM
Government denies shooting at protesting farmers
One security guard of protesting farmers was killed and another seriously wounded when armed men opened fire at the protesting farmers on Sunday morni...
16-07-2013 02:52 AM
Farmers unimpressed by govt credit-card scheme
The government project that offers credit cards to farmers is struggling because many farmers are much happier with ordinary shops, despite the fact t...
25-04-2013 10:59 AM
Easing pressure on land resources through natural farming
Cruising through the winding roads of the Halsema highway, one is delighted with the scenery of fields on a rolling terrain of temperate vegetables. ...
15-01-2013 06:29 AM
Increase in feed prices push livestock cost
Thai minister of commerce has allowed feed meal producers to increase the price of feed by Thb10 (US$0.33) per 30kg bag, resulting in higher costs for...
04-01-2013 09:25 AM
Thailand's loses top rice exporter title
Thailand lost its three-decades-old title as theworld's top rice exporter last year, falling behind India and Vietnam, industry sources said Friday. ...
05-12-2012 08:37 AM
Thai group buys $9.4 billion Ping An stake from HSBC
A conglomerate controlled by Thailand's richest man, Dhanin Chearavanont, has bought a minority stake in China's Ping An Insurance for $9.38 billion f...
15-10-2012 08:57 AM
Patience can lead to virtue and rotten rice
Taxpayers should not be surprised if they are occasionally confused by the conflicting statements made by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her m...
11-10-2012 08:30 AM
Thailand in urgent need of agricultural reforms
Former Thai Rak Thai Party executive Sudarat Keyuraphan presents her vision on how the country should prepare itself for integration into the Asean Ec...
03-10-2012 08:51 AM
Rice farmers rally against Nida group
Rice farmers are threatening to step up protests against academics who they have blasted for opposing the government's rice pledging scheme. The wa...
06-08-2012 08:58 AM
Rice policies misguided
The government's rice pledging programme not only runs the risk of throwing the country's public finances into havoc but also threatens Thailand's glo...
11-07-2012 09:19 AM
Thai farmers face charges for farming in Burma
A group of farmers from Thailand are facing charges in Burma for allegedly growing rubber there illegally, Burma's state-run media report. The 61 m...
11-06-2012 07:42 AM
Farmers in north lose 20m in rice swindle
A group of 50 northern farmers yesterday turned to deputy House speaker Wisuth Chainarun for help after being swindled out of 20 million baht in what ...
07-06-2012 09:56 AM
Future of Thai rice and Thai farmers
This year is the fourth anniversary since Thailand designated today, June 5, as National Rice and Farmers Day. As Thailand has been the world’s top ri...
04-04-2012 07:57 AM
Thai poultry allowed back into EU
The European Union said Tuesday it is poised to lift import restrictions on poultry meat from Thailand...
30-03-2012 08:49 AM
Pineapple farmers disperse ‎
Pineapple growers blocking the Petchkasem highway at Ban Aou Noi in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Muang district early Friday...
01-12-2011 09:18 AM
Fish farmers demand recompense
Aquaculture farmers in Narathiwat want state assistance after tens of thousands of fish being raised in floating baskets died following the opening of...
27-10-2011 09:58 AM
Floods ruining 14% of Thai rice
Thailand’s worst floods in more than a half century may have wiped out as much as 14 percent of paddy fields in the world’s biggest rice e...
24-10-2011 09:43 AM
Floods may cause food shortages
The United Nations is closely monitoring the potential for "serious food shortages" in parts of Southeast Asia after flooding devastated rice paddies ...
27-09-2011 09:22 AM
Too much rice in Thailand
Real problem is overproduction & excess of rice pushing prices down. Labour wasted, used only sporadically in peak months. Poor farmers produce only 1...
12-09-2011 08:25 AM
Thailand wagers on rising rice prices
Thailand, the world’s biggest rice exporter by volume, is placing a hefty, and some economists say reckless, bet that prices for the grain will ...
26-08-2011 09:16 AM
Thai rice policy poses risk for farmers
One, that the scheme would only serve to create more debt for farmers, as the mortgaging of rice at higher than market price would expose them to fina...
01-08-2011 09:34 AM
Food exports expected to grow 12%
Food exports in the second half of the year could grow 12 per cent to a total value of 421 billion baht, National Food Institute president Petch China...
19-06-2011 17:10 PM
Bird disease suspected in chicken deaths
An outbreak of Newcastle disease is understood to be the main cause of the deaths of tens of thousands of chickens which were then slaughtered and ill...
26-04-2011 10:04 AM
Egg shortage will be resolved in mid 2011
A leading Thai economist said on Tuesday that the problem of chicken egg shortages on the domestic market should be resolved over the next couple of m...
07-03-2011 07:53 AM
Farmers continue to block road
About 1,000 farmers on Monday block the Phitsanulok - Nakhon Sawan road for the second day running...
02-03-2011 08:57 AM
Bird flu scare puts officials on high alert
Health authorities are on high alert for bird flu on the Thai-Cambodian border near Aranyaprathet after two Cambodians were reported to have died from...
24-12-2010 09:36 AM
Agricultural economics to shrink 0.9%
Thailand’s agricultural economics is expected to shrink 0.9 per cent this year, according to the Office of Agricultural Economics.
05-12-2010 19:34 PM
Sustainable rice farming techniques starting to pay off
Thailand’s move to upgrade its rice plantations to meet good agricultural practices or GAP is progressing though it covers few harvesting areas ...