Gov’t to hold ‘Thai rice: Thainess’ fair tomorrow

Thai government will begin the ‘Thai rice: Thainess’ rice fair tomorrow in accordance with the Prime Minister’s policy to promote good quality rice from Thai farmers, to increase product value and to support the farmers.
Officials are now working to prepare the area along the Phadung Krung Kasem canal in Bangkok, which is the designated location that will host the ‘Thai rice: Thainess’ fair, starting tomorrow onwards.Food vendor booths, central stage, rice sprouts display, the exhibition on the Royal Family’s contribution on rice development in Thailand, and the exhibition on rice technology are the highlights at the event.

Activities in this event will include cultural performances, demonstrations of rice-related traditions and farmers’ livelihood from the four regions of Thailand, as well as a workshop on cooking rice. Cheap rice retailing will also be available at the fair.

The event was initiated by the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to serve as a platform for good quality rice farmers from communities to be able to promote their products in Bangkok. This fair will be a good opportunity to create a direct connection between farmers and consumers, as well as increasing the rice value which will help encourage farmers income and livelihood.

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