MOAC helps lychee growers get more sales out of their products

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BANGKOK, 21 May 2014 – The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is holding up a trade fair to help northern lychee farmers expand their products to reach Bangkok consumers. 

Caretaker Minister Yukon Limlaemthong has chaired the opening ceremony of the fair held at the Market Organization for Farmers in the heart of Bangkok. The festival dubbed as “Fresh, delicious and top quality lychees from the North” would be held from May 21st to May 26th.

The minister expects that northern lychee farmers would produce close to 60,000 tons of lychees in 2014, which is a 28 percent increase from last year. Provincial agricultural offices have also helped farmers to produce enough lynches to meet the demands of consumers within their provinces.

Besides Bangkok, a similar event will also be held in Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Ayutthaya, and Samut Prakan provinces.