Why Thai Rice Production May Decline

Why Thai Rice Production May Decline – Business Week, April 7, 2011
…Now the Thai government is proposing a major change in strategy for its rice growers, who feel hard pressed by low prices, an assault of pests, and the presence of low-cost competition from emerging rivals. The government seems ready to abandon Thailand’s position as the world top rice exporter—a serious decision, considering the mounting anxiety over the size and stability of the global food supply…

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3 Responses to Why Thai Rice Production May Decline

  1. Nani Gopal Mandal says:

    It is better to improve yield percent by introducing modern agro-technology in the farmer.

  2. Wisarut says:

    Well, now many farmers have become the landless farmers who just make a contract to farm on the land incorporated by agribusiness firms or even the nominees of Foreign investors … and suffer a lots from loan sharks … This kinds of misery lots whcih farmers have suffered is another contribution of the rtice production decline.

  3. Banksy says:

    QUOTE It is better to improve yield percent by introducing modern agro-technology in the farmer. UNQUOTE
    Never that easy anywhere though, is it? Indeed, (as Khun Wisaruth seems to be indicating) the real problem is that small farmers are basically redundant and nothing more than an inconvenience and an embarassment to the folks on the hill. This loss of rice production has been going on globally for decades. Governments won’t start worrying about food security any time soon, since they still haven’t figured out how much they have compromised themselves to the energy giants.

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