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Agencies instructed to rev up organic rice drive
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Agencies instructed to rev up organic rice drive

The government has ordered responsible agencies to speed up the promotion of organic rice to raise the income of farmers and create sustainability in the farm sector. According to Boonyarit Kalayanamit, the permanent commerce secretary, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as chairman of the National Rice Policy Committee ordered during a meeting on April 27 related...

Rice exports tipped to hit 8m tonnes
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Rice exports tipped to hit 8m tonnes

Thailand’s rice exports are expected to exceed 8 million tonnes this year, driven by the weakness of the baht and rising demand in the global market, according to veteran trader Chookiat Ophaswongse. Mr Chookiat, an honorary president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said Thai rice shipments reached 1.5 million tonnes in the first two...

April 19, 2022April 19, 2022by in News
Rice forecast up almost 15%
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Rice forecast up almost 15%

Rice exporters forecast shipments to rise by 14.8% this year to 7 million tonnes driven by sufficient water supply. Higher demand is anticipated thanks to a global economic recovery, while a favourable foreign exchange rate should make Thai rice competitive, according to Charoen Laothammatas, president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association. For the 2021/2022 harvest...

February 28, 2022February 28, 2022by in News
Hom is where the heart is
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Hom is where the heart is

Thailand pins hopes on new higher-yield rice cultivar as it seeks top export spot In Nakhon Phanom, rice fields in yellow-gold are gone with the wind. Late in the year, farmers expect to reap the fruits of their labours only to be broken by substantial loss. Harsh winds damage some rice crops, resulting in everything...

January 10, 2022January 10, 2022by in News
Thailand on track to meet rice exports target
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Thailand on track to meet rice exports target

Thailand is on track to export 6 million tonnes of rice this year due to an anticipated uptick in demand, the Thai Rice Exporters Association said on Friday. A weaker baht, which has depreciated about 13% against the dollar this year, has resulted in lower export prices of Thai rice, making it more competitive against...

November 12, 2021November 12, 2021by in News
Falling baht makes Thai rice cheaper in global markets
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Falling baht makes Thai rice cheaper in global markets

The weakening baht will help Thailand meet its target of exporting 6 million tonnes of rice this year, though it has only shipped 2.59 million tonnes in the first seven months. Pol Lieutenant Charoen Laothamatas, president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said exports began looking up after mid-year, with 419,578 tonnes valued at 7.47...

September 24, 2021September 24, 2021by in News
Thailand’s rice export target set at 6m tonnes this year
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Thailand’s rice export target set at 6m tonnes this year

Thailand’s rice export target has been set at 6 million tonnes this year, the Commerce Ministry reported on Monday. The target was set after talks between the Foreign Trade Department (FTD) and the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said FTD director-general Keerati Rushchano. The target was appropriate but challenging as the Thai rice price was higher...

Thai jasmine rice exports up 1.57% from last year
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Thai jasmine rice exports up 1.57% from last year

Thai jasmine rice exports in the first 11 months of 2020 grew 1.57 per cent from a year earlier, the Commerce Ministry revealed on Wednesday.Jasmine rice exported from January to November totalled 1.29 million tonnes, or $1.312 billion in value, said the Department of Foreign Trade. The export rate remained stable despite its high price...

Thai rice export rates hit two-month high on supply risks
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Thai rice export rates hit two-month high on supply risks

Anjishnu MondalNovember 19, 2020·2 min read By Anjishnu Mondal (Reuters) – Thai rice export prices rose to their highest in nearly two months this week on concerns over supply even as demand remained sluggish, while a strong rupee kept rates for the Indian variety near an eight-month trough. Thailand’s benchmark 5% broken rice prices rose...

December 25, 2020December 25, 2020by in News
Cabinet okays price-guarantee scheme for rice farmers
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Cabinet okays price-guarantee scheme for rice farmers

NationalNov 10. 2020 By The NationIn response to concerns over the drop in the price of jasmine rice due to export slowdown and limited tourism owing to the Covid-19 crisis, the Cabinet has given the go-ahead to a rice-guarantee scheme for farmers who will harvest their rice crop at the end of the rainy season. ADVERTISEMENT...

November 25, 2020November 25, 2020by in News