Agriculture sector needs reforms, not short-term populism of political parties

The agriculture sector has always held an important place in Thailand, even though the country’s agricultural output accounts for less than 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). The sector’s importance…

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Durian is Thailand’s top export earner, outranking rice and rubber

Thai durian has outranked rice and para rubber as Thailand’s top export performer, with export volume last year estimated at about 187 billion baht, compared to 100 billion baht for…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha

PM stops Hazardous Substances Committee reviewing ban on 3 chemicals

Attempts by Thailand’s National Hazardous Substance Committee to review the ban on herbicides paraquat and glyphosate and insecticide chlorpyrifos has been thwarted by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The prime minister…

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Worries raised over possible fertiliser shortage in Thailand amid war in Ukraine

Thailand may experience fertiliser shortages in April and May and prices are expected to increase further as a result of the ongoing war in Ukraine. President of Thai Fertiliser and…

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Crack in coalition as Sam Mitr group demands key economic portfolios

With the dust is yet to settle over the election of General Prayut Chan-o-cha as the next prime minister, signs of division have emerged in the Palang Pracharat-led coalition as…

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Agriculture minister says paraquat cannot be banned now

Agriculture Minister Grisada Boonrach said he is ready to ban the use of three dangerous substances namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos in agriculture if this is legally permissible. Although the…

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