No end to woes of Thailand’s rice farmers

Military regime’s decision to revive policy of subsidies seen as unlikely to address root cause of the problem.

The low price of rice in the global market has left many Thai farmers struggling to make ends meet.

The deposed civilian government had introduced subsidies for farmers, but the programme ended in February because of mismanagement.

The new military regime has revived the previous government’s farm subsidies, but this decision fails to address the root cause of the problem.

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Source: Al Jazeera