Dec 23, 2012

Number of Thai farmers decline and average age is up

News from the Ministry of Agriculture revealed that the number of Thai farmers nationwide will be reduced to only 30% in the near future, with their average age higher than 55 years old.

A 5 year collaborative project between MOA and Ministry of Education to train new generation of young farmers spanning 2007-2012 has just ended. However, there was an agreement to extend the project which have various curricula to train young farmer leaderships, to promote sustainable agriculture practices, and to produce more agricultural vocational graduates. New institutions will be invited to be new partners, including Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Agricultural Research Development Agency (ARDA), Bank for Agriculture and Cooperative, Chulalongkorn University, King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Nakhon Panom University.

Ref : news excerpt from Sugar Zone in Thailand

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