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Longan farmers handed Bt3.44bn aid package


The Cabinet on August 25 approved the Fruit Board's proposal to provide Bt3.44 billion in aid to longan farmers this year, said Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Chalermchai Sri-on.

The farmers will be paid Bt2,000 per rai per household for up to 25 rai.

Thailand produced 1 million tonnes of longan last year of which 583,000 tonnes were exported. The key export markets are China, Vietnam and Indonesia but demand has dropped during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published : August 25, 2020

By : The Nation