‘Internal Trade’ moves forward to help farmers pull 22 pesticide companies, cut prices for 3 months, hoping to save 30 million
Mr. Wattanasak Sueaiam, Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade (Person.), Ministry of Commerce, revealed that the department, together with the Thai Agricultural Innovation Trade Association Thai Plant Protection Association Thai Agribusiness Association 22 companies importing and selling chemicals for plants and the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) organized a project to reduce the price of agricultural chemicals to help farmers. To reduce the cost of pesticides, herbicides and pesticides for farmers who want to purchase 56 types of plant care chemicals, used for cultivating rice, cassava, sugar cane, rubber, various fruits, etc., amounting to 1.9 hundred thousand liters and 3.8 ten thousand kilograms, total 2.3 hundred thousand liters / kilogram The price is reduced by another 22-35% from November 30, 2021 to February 28, 2022, a total of 3 months, which will save farmers about 30 million baht. Interested farmers can inquire at the cooperatives and cooperative networks.
Mr. Wattanasak continued that Now the price of agricultural chemicals is high. Thailand relies on imports. mostly from China some from europe In part of China, the Chinese government has set standards for pesticides to be environmentally friendly. therefore limiting the production and export of chemicals Combined with the depreciation of the baht, the price of imported products increased by 30-40%, thus affecting the cost of farmers.
“After this, we cooperate in the supply of new chemicals. Substitute some substances that have been reduced in use. such as glyphosate Found that imports decreased by more than 50% this year, etc. and may expand cooperation in price fixing. If the situation does not improve, while the BAAC provides low-interest loans to cooperatives and farmers for fertilizers, which have worked with the private sector to bring fertilizer to reduce the price. Right now, the remaining balance is about seven thousand sacks from what was prepared.” Mr. Wattanasak said