Organic rice a saviour for struggling farmers



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“If rice farmers go organic as we have, they, too, won’t have to worry about plunging rice prices,” said the veteran rice farmer from Yasothon’s Kut Chum district.

According to Greennet, a non-profit organisation, the organic rice market has increased by 28% this year.

Rising health concerns among consumers and their willingness to pay more than market prices has saved organic rice farmers such as Mr Boonsong from uncontrollable prices and perpetual debt. “It has also saved us from illnesses from heavy use of toxic pesticides and herbicides,” he added

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