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In the News: World’s biggest rice exporter sets GE-free rice policy

In the News: World’s biggest rice exporter sets GE-free rice policy

Manila, Philippines – Greenpeace today called on the Philippine government to follow the example of Thailand, the world’s top rice exporter, and commit to keep rice production free of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).  The call came as farmers and environmental activists in Thailand celebrated Thai Rice […]

In the News (Thailand): Help on the way for organic farmers

In the News (Thailand): Help on the way for organic farmers

Organic farmers or those aspiring to make the change now have more opportunities to obtain expert advice through the Industrial Technology Assistance Programme (ITAP). The unit of the National Science and Technology Development Agency has spent the past year accumulating knowledge and developing technical capacity […]

In the News (Thailand): Editorial: Forced Labor

In the News (Thailand): Editorial: Forced Labor

A conspiracy indictment was brought last week against a Los Angeles company, alleging forced labor on a chilling scale. Six contractors are accused of a scheme to hold 400 workers from Thailand in virtual slavery on farms in Hawaii and Washington State. The Justice Department […]

In the News (Thailand): Farm-linked NPLs need urgent attention

In the News (Thailand): Farm-linked NPLs need urgent attention

Non-performing loans in the agriculture sector could double to 200 billion baht with one million farmers hurt if proper debt restructuring does not take place, says Kanok Wongtranghan, an adviser to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Currently, 510,000 farmers with total debts of 100 billion baht […]

In the News (Thailand): Sufficiency economy can solve poverty problem

In the News (Thailand): Sufficiency economy can solve poverty problem

The only way to solve the poverty problems in rural areas is to adopt His Majesty the King’s sufficiency economy. This approach not only solves the poverty problem, it also helps reduce farmers’ accumulated debts as well as promoting unity in the community,” said Ennu […]



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