Kosona Chriv

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  • Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh

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Thailand Ministry of Commerce pushes for growth in Organic Farming sector

Permanent Secretary for Commerce Chutima Bunyapraphasara said the market for organic produce has continued to grow each year. In 2015, Thailand exported approximately four billion baht's worth of organic produce.

The government has therefore encouraged farmers to grow crops organically. The government is aiming for 10 percent annual growth in organic farming as a way of tackling the slump in agricultural prices. Thailand currently has 5,000 rai of organic farms, which mostly consist of riceberry rice paddies. Riceberry rice tends to have a higher market value than other types of rice.