Thailand to be food ‘superpower’ in two decades

By RJ Whitehead

- Last updated on GMT

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Related tags: Industry, Food industry

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has vowed to make the country a food industry “superpower” in the next 20 years, as he introduced a new strategy.

Speaking on a visit to Chanthaburi, one of Thailand’s main fruit-growing areas, Prayut said that the government had been supporting farmers and fruit growers in other ways than by inflating farm product prices which is not sustainable in the long run. 

They should be able to “develop and produce their products with improved quality so that they can compete in the market in the long run​,” he said. 

The general added that it would not be possible for Thailand to become a military superpower, but it was feasible that its food production could eventually enter the big leagues.

Related topics: Policy, South East Asia, Industry growth

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