Tags : Agriculture


Laos Opens More Land to Chinese Investment, Raising Local Concerns

A Chinese company has signed an agreement with Lao authorities to study the prospects for development of 5,000 hectares of land in southern Laos’ Attapeu province, raising concerns among residents that investors will take more land over time, destroying local livelihoods, Lao sources say. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on April 7 allows China’s […]Read More


Herbicides ban to take effect in December

BANGKOK(NNT) – The much discussed banning of the use of three farm chemicals, namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, has made progress after a meeting of government officials, chemical importers, farmers and consumers agreed that a ban would take effect from December 1. However, the resolution has first to receive approval from the National Hazardous Substances […]Read More


Agriculture Minister Ready to Ban Farm Chemicals

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (TNA) – The Agriculture Ministry is ready to ban three controversial farm chemicals nationwide immediately if the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) resolves to ban them, said Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on. The 29-member NHSC under the Ministry of Industry is authorized to issue the resolution on the proposed ban on […]Read More


Water situation in Thailand remains critical

BANGKOK, 5 November 2015 (NNT)-The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has urged everyone in Thailand to use water wisely. Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister General Chatchai Sarikalaya said although the amount of water in the Chao Phraya and Mae Klong Rivers combined is higher than expected by 570 million cubic meters, the overall water situation still […]Read More


Agriculture Minister warns farmers of insufficient water for crops in

The Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives has indicated that the upcoming drought season is likely to be more severe and will last longer than in previous years since the remaining water is dwindling at the four major dams in the country. Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Pitipong Puengboon na Ayutthaya said after a meeting concerning […]Read More


China, Thailand vow to boost trade, investment in agricultural sector

NANNING, Sept 3 – China has expressed its intention to support Thai agricultural production including investment in Thailand’s Rubber City project and imports of a further one million tonnes of Thai rice, according to a Thai government spokesman. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is now on an official visit to Nanning, capital of southern China’s […]Read More


Thai Agriculture Ministry unveils MOAC TV

BAGNKOK, 11 January 2013 (NNT) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has introduced its broadcasting arm called “MOAC TV”, aiming to educate Thais regarding new agricultural technologies. According to Agriculture Minister Yukol Limlamthong, the newly-launched MOAC TV will serve as a medium of contacts between the government and the agricultural sector. It will help […]Read More