Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Thailand
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
25/11/2014
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Government procurement, support prices
Description
Endorsed a proposal for an on-farm mortgaging program to cover 2.0 million tonnes of fragrant and glutinous paddy from the 2014 main season harvest. The scheme is to run for four months, providing farmers Baht 14 400 per tonne (USD 438) of Hom Mali and Baht 11 700 (USD 356) per tonne of glutinous paddy, for a maximum of Baht 300 000 (USD 9 120) and a volume limit of 20 tonnes per household. A separate outlay of Baht 1 000 (USD 30) will be extended to cover storage costs through the scheme\'s duration.
Notes
Exchange rate as of 15 November 2014.