‘Stop politicians from reaping off farners’

Academics, government officials and rice traders have called for the establishment of concrete laws and regulations to prevent politicians reaping benefits from crop-subsidy projects, and mainly from rice schemes, by requiring the declaration of funds sourced from budget spending and the regular reporting of account balances. They also urged involved parties to launch a campaign […]

Overhaul farmers’ subsidies, experts insist

  PHUSADEE ARUNMAS Market intervention should be last resort Academics and rice experts have repeated their calls for a major overhaul of farmers’ assistance and subsidy programme, saying market intervention should be the last resort to be applied by the government. “We don’t object to farmers’ assistance measures or any subsidies, as long as the […]