Rice Trade could fall 5% on weaker demand (FAO)

The international rice trade is forecast to fall by approximately 1 million tonnes, or 5 per cent, this year as improved harvest prospects in several major importing countries may reduce overall demand after achieving a worldwide record of 34.5 million tonnes (milled basis) in 2011, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Rice pledging scheme aim to boost income for 37 millions Thais

The Government’s rice pledging scheme will begin tomorrow to boost income for 37 millions Thais and stimulate domestic spending.

Thai farmers to get Credits cards by November

The Yingluck governments programme to offer credit cards for farmers will be launched by Nov 1, fulfilling one of the major campaign promises that the Pheu Thai Party pledged to the grassroots that helped it win the July election.

400,000 More Farmers in Thailand

The National Statistical Office conducted a labor survey revealing that Thailands agricultural workforce has increased by 400,000 people year on year. Meanwhile, fewer laborers are entering the manufacturing sector.

Carrefour expands healthy line with suppliers and farmers

CenCar Co, the local operator of Carrefour hypermarkets, yesterday signed an agreement…