Thailand: The government paid 120 baht/ton to support the cutting of fresh sugarcane
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Published Dec 7, 2023
The Thai Cabinet has approved a gift of 8,000 million baht ($267 million) to the Ministry of Industry to support over 140,000 sugarcane farmers. The farmers have been facing rising costs for cultivation and declining net income, so this gift will provide much-needed financial support. Additionally, the project encourages farmers to only harvest fresh sugarcane, which has positive effects on crop yield, soil health, and air pollution reduction.
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Cabinet approves 8,000 million to the Ministry of Industry Give as a New Year's gift for more than 140,000 Thai sugarcane farmers From the forecast in 2024-2025, even though the food industry and beverages that use sugar as a raw material in production will expand. But sugarcane farmers are the raw material for sugar production. Instead, they have to face the problem of rising costs of cultivation in terms of energy, fertilizer, and pesticides. and wages for harvesting workers, especially fresh sugarcane This affects farmers' net income and cultivation decisions. On December 4, 2023, Ms. Pimpatra Wichaikul, Minister of Industry Has seen various problems and has hastened to solve them, starting with proposing a project to support sugarcane farmers in cutting good quality sugarcane to reduce PM 2.5 dust at the Cabinet (Cabinet) meeting. After the meeting The project has been approved. causing sugarcane farmers in Nong Bua Lamphu who heard the news to come together to Waiting to meet ...