BACKGROUND TO THE INTRODUCTION OF HIGH YIELDING VARIETIES OF RICE IN THAILAND

This paper describes Thailand's experience to date with new technology in rice, namely new high yielding varieties with associated inputs, which forms one part of the "green revolution." First, the historical background in exports, production, and domestic marketing and pricing is presented. Next the significant developments in rice research in Thailand are described, followed by a brief outline of the adoption of new varieties. In the final section, some implications are drawn for future developments, based on the experience gained until now.


Issue Date:
1972
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/14005
Total Pages:
33
Series Statement:
Staff Paper P72-6




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