Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC)

Will collecting seeds for replanting be made a crime ?

Oct 09, 2017

The Department of Agriculture (DOA) appears to be using the period of mourning to quietly amend Thailand’s Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Act 1999 to align with the UPOV Convention of 1991.

In a battle of natural resource grabbing, what should the state authorities do in the case of the Japanese patent over kratom?

Sep 15, 2016

Concerning the registration of patents for Kratom, Thai officials have a number of duties and responsibilities that they must carry out to enforce the law.

Goverment support for organic farmers-simply hot air

Sep 29, 2015

Based on statements issued by the interim government of Thailand and related agencies, people may be forgiven for mistakenly thinking that the “sustainable/organic agriculture policy” is very important to this government.  When we look into it, however, we find that the professed support for and

Recommendations to resolve problems with Thailand’s rice pledging scheme

Feb 07, 2014

Amend the policy of commodity price support towards sustainable support for peasant farmers Convert the rice pledging / income guarantee schemes into schemes which would support change towards sustainable agriculture, help farmers in the event of natural disasters, and increase the welfare system to provide for health and education expenses of farmers dependents.

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