BANGKOK, 5 June 2012 – The Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry has aimed to improve the living standards of local southern residents with several agricultural development projects.
The ministry has set the target income of each household to increase from the average of 64,000 baht to 120,000 baht per year within this year. To fulfill this expectation, the ministry has launched several agricultural development projects since 1990.
Thirteen projects in 700 villages were aimed to improve the living standards of agriculturalists. The projects improve the lives of farmers, oil palm growers, rice growers, para rubber planters, livestock farmers, and fishermen.
The ministry will visit the South later this month to follow up on the projects and give ear to problems from the locals.