Thai government to focus on higher rice yields and more premium varieties

 Rice Today   |  

The Thai government is developing a strategy for its rice sector that aims to increase the average domestic paddy production to 3,700 kg/ha by 2024. The strategy also focuses on developing more rice varieties with premium-grade grains.

Thailand’s Commerce Minister said higher spending on R&D for rice seeds and varietal development is crucial to attaining the government’s strategic goals.

For the 2020/21 season, Thailand is projected to produce 20 million tons of milled rice or an average yield of 2,450/ha.

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