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dc.contributor.authorPornsiri Suebpongsangen_US
dc.contributor.authorBenchaphun Ekasinghen_US
dc.contributor.authorRob Cramben_US
dc.description.abstract© The Author(s) 2020. Rice has been central to the culture, economy, and politics of Thailand for more than a millennium, reflecting both the suitability of the natural environment for rice production and the historical origins of Thai agriculture in the migrations of rice-growing populations from southern China. Despite the growth of other agricultural industries since the 1960s and a decline in rice consumption per capita as incomes have grown, rice remains the dominant agricultural industry. For most of the post-war period Thailand has been the world’s largest exporter of rice, until being overtaken by India in 2017. Thai rice is renowned for its quality, including white rice and Thai fragrant or jasmine rice. Whereas the Central Region remains the largest producer of rice for the domestic and export markets, this chapter focuses on the Northeast Region, which lies within the Lower Mekong Basin. It is the high profitability of jasmine rice and the productivity of a related glutinous variety (RD6) that has permitted widespread commercialisation in the Northeast since the 1980s, lifting many rural households out of poverty. We analyse the broad trends in the commercialisation of rice farming in the Northeast in the context of the country as a whole, considering production, marketing, and policy dimensions.en_US
dc.subjectBusiness, Management and Accountingen_US
dc.subjectEconomics, Econometrics and Financeen_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.titleCommercialisation of rice farming in Northeast Thailanden_US
article.title.sourcetitleWhite Gold: The Commercialisation of Rice Farming in the Lower Mekong Basinen_US University of Queenslanden_US Mai Universityen_US
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