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Five-year National Rice Strategy aims to make Thailand 'world leader'


The five-year Thai Rice Strategy for the period 2020-24 is ready, Jurin Laksanawisit, deputy prime minister and the minister of commerce, said.

The strategy prepared by a subcommittee will be proposed to a meeting of the National Rice Policy and Management Committee (NRPMC) before seeking approval from the Cabinet.
The goal is to make Thailand a world leader in the production and marketing of quality rice and rice products, in four areas: foreign marketing; domestic marketing; production and processed products; and innovations from rice, Jurin said.
The rice is divided into seven types according to the needs of the three markets: premium market (jasmine and Thai fragrant rice); general market (soft white rice, hard white rice and parboiled rice); and specific markets (sticky rice, coloured rice or special feature rice).

Published : September 28, 2020

By : The Nation