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Global push planned for Thai farm sector

The National Strategic Committee on Country Competitiveness aims to push Thailand to become a super power in the global agriculture market.

The committee has completed and handed over its first draft to the National Economic and Social Development Board, the state think-tank, said committee chairman Sathit.

Sathit says Thailand has a comparative advantage in the agricultural sector. There were more than 25 million people depending on the farm sector, or about 38 per cent of country population in 2015. Most of the lower-income people work in the farm sector, despite the fact that the country houses some of the giant food companies.

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