An analysis of Thailand’s sugar industry hampered by low world sugar prices, farmers consistently growing at a loss, and local opposition to new sugar mills as the government champions “Smart Farming,” an 80 percent increase of sugarcane production by 2026, and 29 new mills in the Northeast. How do these plans square up with reality?
Representatives of Mitr Phol Group and the Office of Cane and Sugar Board talk about sugarcane in the Northeast and their role in the region’s sugar scheme.
The Isaan Record27/09/2019
In 2012, thousands of locals in Amnat Charoen proudly participated in a walk to promote alternative agriculture, but five years later, many organic rice farmers are switching to sugarcane.