America chooses Thailand Organize the World Rice 2022 event in Phuket at the end of the year '65, pushing exports together with tourism
Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, later said Mr. Jeremy Zwinger, Executive Chairman of The Rice Trader Journal, who met at the Ministry of Commerce on May 27, that The Rice Trader, a US rice magazine. and the magazine is the owner of The World's Best Rice Award or the World Rice Award Which has held the contest every year and has been organized 13 times. Among them, Thailand won the prize 7 times, such as 2020 and 2021, Thailand ranked 1st in a row.
Mr. Jurin continued that The reason why the president of The Rice Trader magazine came to meet to inform him of his intention to organize the 2022 World Rice Contest in Phuket. and requesting support and cooperation from the Ministry of Commerce to which he responded with great pleasure because the Ministry of Commerce has always coordinated Including the Thai Rice Exporters Association has been working together continuously. Organizing this year's World Rice Contest Scheduled to be held on 15-17 November 2022 in Phuket.
Mr. Jurin said that Mr. Jeremy Zwinger assured me that it would be the biggest world rice contest ever. There will be more than 1,000 buyers and sellers from all over the world, both public and private sectors. and invited me to give a keynote speech on the strategy of driving Thai rice which the Thai government has announced as a strategy I have accepted and think that this time the World Rice Contest in Phuket
In addition to showing the potential of Thai rice in the world market It will play an important role in shaping hands with all parties towards building food security for the world. to reinforce the policies that they have always stood for The state supports the private sector. join hands to work together for both the public and private sectors both the Thai private sector, the Thai Rice Exporters Association, and the foreign private sector who benefit Thailand. And will continue to publicize the provinces of Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga and the Andaman side to become more known among the world's highly-potential rice traders
“This year's rice export numbers It is expected that this will be better than the previous year. In 2021, Thailand exports rice by 6.1 million tons and expects this year to increase to 7-8 million tons, which will contribute to a higher domestic rice price. And last April, all rice exports were all positive,” said Mr. Jurin.
The information from the Department of Foreign Trade states that Thai Rice Strategic Policy under the principle Market leading production of Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Focus on developing new rice varieties to meet the needs of the world market This year, Thailand will get 6 new varieties of rice, which is the success of the strategy. and stipulated that within 5 years, 12 varieties must be obtained, including reducing production costs to increase capacity in the competition of Thai rice in the world market from the aforementioned strategy driving and various positive factors As a result, the volume of Thai rice exports has increased considerably. In the first four months of 2022, Thailand exported 2.29 million tons of rice, valued at 39,446 million baht, an increase of 52.67% and 36.42, respectively, compared to the same period last year. Of which 47.53% is white rice, 27.31% Thai jasmine rice and 13.84% parboiled rice, to key regions such as the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas, respectively.