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Deputy PM, and Commerce Minister, Jurin Laksanawisit, yesterday moved to ease fears of food shortages in Thailand on the back of recent protectionism measures introduced by neighbouring countries, export bans, and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict threatening to cut food supply. Jurin declared Thailand has an abundance of food produce and there will be no shortages despite the recent embargos. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the THAIFEX-Anuga Asia 2022 exhibition, the 66 year old government minister was bullish about the kingdom’s import-export future and says the nation can take advantage of the recent uncertainty and promote Thailand as a global […]

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Farming rice in Thailand in the last few years has just been break even or at a loss. More and more farmers just are not planting leaving for Cow and Buffalo. Last year we averaged 8 baht p/kg and we just got 6bht per kg for sticky rice. Price of fuel is increasing and I think production will drop significantly very soon unless the price is increased.

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Those living in the ivory tower will not understand those at ground zero

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