Ministry shakes up salt for global push

Ministry shakes up salt for global push

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has set out a strategy to develop Thai ocean salt production for international trade.

Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Alongkorn Ponlaboot told organizations at a recent ministerial meeting to prioritise the Thai ocean salt development system to reduce reliance on imported salt and prepare to introduce the Thai item to a larger market.

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This particular fiscal year, the particular ministry has added measures to strengthen the industry including the 2023-2027 salt field development plan, new financial debt repayment solutions meant for farmers and a restored certification drive to guarantee the product meets farming standard 9055-2562.

“A working -panel on salt field solutions has started a fund to deliver compensation to 111 farmers for price differences arising from share that has been left unsold of about 9. 96 million baht, ” he said.

“Financial aid has also been provided in order to damaged farms for a price of 1, 220 baht per rai, not really exceeding 30 rai in total. And this 12 months 80 farmers received financial assistance really worth 877, 790 baht. ”

He said the particular ministry plans to market salt farming as a globally important farming heritage system (GIAHS) and set guidelines designed for exports across various sectors that take advantage of salt in significant quantities, such as food manufacturers.

In the coming fiscal year, activities will be carried out to promote sea salt management, slow up the production cost, boost the potential of neighborhood enterprise and local wisdom, and market salt farming within the GIAHS.

The meeting also proposed extending financial debt repayment deadlines from Aug 31 to 2025 without interest or fines to get salt farmers in Phetchaburi, while Samut Sakhon asked for a two-year extension and Samut Songkhram asked for six months.

The Cooperative Advertising Department will suggest further aid money for farmers later for consideration, this individual said.

The meeting checked out another project which may see 110 maqui berry farmers receive loans as high as 1 million baht each based on the 10-year repayment structure.