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Floods cost agriculture & industry 60-90 Billion THB

BANGKOK, 10 October 2011 (NNT) – The Bank of Thailand and the National Economic and Social Development Board have estimated an economic loss brought on by floods at 60-90 billion…

Thai vegetables are safe from E. coli

Thai vegetables are safe from  E. coli

The Department of Agriculture has affirmed that Thai vegetables are safe from the current E. coli outbreak in Europe, which has left 22 people dead so far. Agriculture Department Director-General…

Palm oil price is pegged at 47 THB a liter for another 3 months

Palm oil price is pegged at 47 THB a liter for another 3 months

BANGKOK, 4 April 2011 (NNT)-Commerce Minister Pornthiva Nakasai said Thailand continues to reap benefits from border trades with this year growth expected to expand by 22% which accounts for 90…

Next lot of imported palm oil needs to arrive within Feb

BANGKOK, 7 February 2011 (NNT) – The Commerce Ministry has admitted that the first lot of imported palm oil is being used up; hence, the next lot of 120,000 tons…

Palm oil price to face 2nd rise beyond 47 THB/bottle

BANGKOK, 31 January 2011 (NNT) – According to the Commerce Ministry, the price of bottled palm oil is likely to increase in line with the higher prices of palm fruits…

Agricultural restructuring is needed in order to avoid potential food security crisis in the future

Agricultural restructuring is needed in order to avoid potential food security crisis in the future

BANGKOK, 27 January 2011 (NNT) – Agricultural restructuring is needed in order to avoid potential food security crisis in the future, according to Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Theera Wongsamut. Speaking…

Thailand will continue its application to register with the European Union (EU)

Thailand will continue its application to register with the European Union (EU)

BANGKOK, Jan 26 – Thailand will continue its application to register with the European Union (EU) Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) after five EU member countries opposed its application for Thai…

2010 agro price index up 23.83%

2010 agro price index up 23.83%

BANGKOK, 21 January 2011 (NNT) – Price index for agricultural produces in general in 2010 is found to be higher than last year by 23.83% while the index this year…

Rice Price Guarantee Scheme

Rice mortgage is one of many methods the government uses to assist farmers by manipulating rice prices. However, there are problems found in the government rice mortgage scheme, including produce…

Food and beverage companies unite to tackle “hidden hunger”

The food and grocery sector needs to unite to use its influence and contacts if the world is to address the “forgotten Millennium Goal” of hidden hunger, according to a…