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  • Tom 8:13 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , donated, donations, earthquake, earthquake victims, financially, flag, Haiti, Haitian, , , , National airline, national flag, rice, , , Thai flag, , Thai rice, , , , victim   

    THAI to send rice to help Haitian quake victims 

    Haitian quake

    National airline Thai Airways International (THAI) will start transporting the first batch of 100 tonnes of rice to earthquake-hit Haiti on February 1, Thai Airways President Piyasvasti Amranand announced.

    The company will arrange a special flight to carry Thai rice donated by the Thai government to the Dominican Republic where a United Nations (UN) centre has been set up to gather aid supplies and donations for earthquake victims. (More …)

  • Tom 3:36 pm on December 3, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , agricultural product, cassava, , , Food exports, , poultry, rice, sea food, shrimp, sugar, , , Thai restaurants, Tuna fish,   

    Food exports next year expected to rise to 793 bn 

    Food exports

    Food exports, Photo: farmlandgrab.org

    Food exports in 2010 are expected to rise 7.5% or worth 793 billion THB following an increase in prices of agricultural products such as rice, fruits and sea food.

    Acting Director of the National Food Institute (NFI), Amorn Ngammongkonrat forecasts Thai foods export value in 2010 at 793 billion THB, an increase of 7.5% from last year in line with the improvement in the economy and the rise of agricultural product prices. Major export products include rice, poultry, processed Tuna fish, sugar, processed fruits, cassava and related products. However, shrimp and fresh and dry fruit exports are likely to decrease at 0.8% and 11.4% respectively. (More …)

  • Tom 3:00 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , FAO, , food security, , , integrated farming, , Nan, Nan Thailand, , organic agriculture, rice, rice terracing, , , , , Thai herb, , , World Food Day   

    World Food Day event to be held in Nan Province this year 

    Thai Foods: Flickr.com

    Thai Foods

    The Thai government and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are in cooperation to hold the World Food Day event in Nan province to increase awareness on food sufficiency and to alleviate hunger among Nan residents.

    Each year the World Food Day event is scheduled to take place at different provinces throughout the country, to promote the collaboration with the community, said Deputy Permanent Secretary for Agriculture and Cooperatives Dr Sakchai Sriboonsue. The event will be held at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (RMUTL) under the theme “Achieving food security in time of crisis”. (More …)

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