MOAC pushes for Thai silk conservation and development

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BANGKOK, 3 July 2012  – The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has confirmed its support for Thai silk development, conservation and protection as well as the provision of related know-how to silk farmers.

After presiding over a seminar on sericulture at Asia Airport Hotel in Pathum Thani province, Permanent Secretary for Agriculture and Cooperatives Supatra Thanaseniwat disclosed that the Department of Sericulture has been assigned all responsibilities concerning silk farming in the country, including silk gene conservation and protection, standard verification, uniqueness promotion and maintenance, and value creation, in order for Thailand to carry on its culture and tradition of Thai silk farming.

Furthermore, the Department of Sericulture will focus on academic development, technology, innovation, and exchange of knowledge between Thai experts and foreigners in the hope to educate Thai silk farmers and improve the silk products as well.

As for the silk research of the year 2013-2014, the Department of Sericulture will strive to ensure an efficient dissemination of useful information acquired from the research to silk farmers in a bid to help them improve the quality of silk threads and silk genes and reduce their production costs accordingly.