Provinces Promote Native Rice Strains in New Rice Festival

The event was aimed at encouraging the preservation of local rice- File Photo

 

CHIANG RAI – Deputy Governor Somboon Siriwech chaired the opening of the New Rice Festival in the plaza in front of the Old City Hall. The event was aimed at encouraging the preservation of local rice strains and the use of new rice as a gift to be given to loved ones during the New Year holidays.

The Thai Rice Festival 2017 supports farmers and business operators to produce higher quality rice to meet good agricultural practices (GAP) the needs of consumers.

The event also provides knowledge on Thai rice associated with culture and traditions.

The festival was jointly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the Rice Department, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

Meanwhile, in Nong Khai, Provincial Governor Ronnachai Jitvises also led civil servants and members of the public to hold a New Rice Festival. During the event,…

Original published: 2017-12-05 22:14:55 Read the full Bangkok News here


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