“Jurin” shows vision at the World Rice Forum Emphasize that Thai rice is really cool. The World’s Best Rice Contest 13 times, won the championship 7 times. Recently, 6 new varieties have been successfully developed to meet the needs of the world market. There will be another 6 varieties at the end of this year or early next year. world food reserves
Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Revealed at a special speech at the 14th World Rice Conference (14th World Rice Conference) at Duangjitt Resort and Spa Hotel, Phuket Province that, as a representative of the Thai government, I affirm that Thai rice is the best quality rice in the world. one or one country As can be seen from the results of The Rice Trader Magazine’s World Rice Contest, which has been held 13 times, Thailand has won the World Rice Championship 7 times, more than half of the contests held. This is a guarantee that Thai rice is one of the highest quality rice in the world.
Thailand also has a 5-year rice strategy from 2020-2024 with an important goal to make Thailand the world’s leader in production, marketing and quality rice products. using strategy “Market Lead Production” to meet the needs of the world market. which in terms of new rice varieties Aiming to add at least 12 varieties. Today, there are 6 new varieties of rice that have been certified. It is expected that no later than the end of this year or early next year, 6 new varieties of rice will be added, bringing a total of 12 varieties to respond. world market demand The new rice varieties consist of 4 varieties of soft rice, 4 varieties of hard rice, 2 varieties of aromatic rice, including rice with special properties such as colored rice, rice for consumption, and 2 varieties of Functional Food rice. Let’s show and let everyone taste it too.
“In the past, the government has implemented an income insurance policy, which has been in place for three full years, and this year is the fourth year so that farmers have enough income to livelihood. If the price falls below the insured income There will be a difference of money to help compensate to be able to live. Do not give up the rice planting career. to make Thailand have rice to consume And being part of the food security of the world can continue to exist thanks to the skill of Thai farmers who play an important role And make Thailand the Kitchen of the World or Kitchen of the World as a source of food for the world. especially rice,” Mr. Jurin said.
for marketing Thailand maintains and implements a free rice trade policy. There is no policy to intervene in rice prices both domestically and internationally. Most importantly, Thailand is ready to cooperate with all countries. Both rice producers and rice consumers And ask all rice importing countries to be confident that the price is truly in accordance with the world market mechanism.
Currently, Thailand is the world’s 4th largest producer and exporter of rice, with the most producing countries in the world being China at 147 million tons, India at 124 million tons, Vietnam at 27 million tons and Thailand at 20 million tons. In the month of 2022 (Jan.-Sept.), Thailand has exported rice at 2,796 million US dollars, an increase of 35.5%. Last year, exports were 6.1 million tons. This year, exports are expected to reach 7.5 million tons. about
The 14th World Rice Forum is organized by The Rice Trader, the world’s leading international rice trading journal from the United States. Organized between 15-17 November 2022 in Phuket, with Mr. Jeremy Zwinger, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Rice Trader Magazine, Mr. Kirati Ratchano, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Mr. Narong Poonphiphat, Director-General of the Department of Foreign Trade. Thai Rice Exporters Association and more than 1,000 domestic and foreign rice traders participated