Commerce Min to promote agricultural zoning nationwide


BANGKOK, 7 September 2013The Commerce Ministry has instructed all provincial governors to promote the government’s agricultural zoning theory in their provinces in a bid to solve problems in the agricultural industry.

Deputy Commerce Minister Siriwat Kajornprasart said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has placed her emphasis on the agricultural zoning idea as he has instructed all provincial governors to inspect cultivation areas in their provinces and see if the plant or crop is compatible with soil, atmosphere, weather, and other elements in the area.

The deputy minister also mentioned about the current rubber situation. He said the governors will talk to rubber growers in their province about the government’s measures and support to help the farmers. He added that in 2014, another project called “Green City” will be launched in 6 provinces namely Chiang Mai, Sisaket, Nongkhai, Chanthaburi, Ratchaburi, and Pattalung. However, he did not reveal the detail of the project.