Thai rice industry pays price for unrest

Farmers in country's north blame anti-government protests for failings of Thailand's flagship rice programme.

    Thailand's ruling party has had strong support in the northern rural areas, mostly due to programmes supporting farmers.

    But one of these projects is now in jeopardy. The rice scheme, put forth by the government battled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, is being investigated over allegations of corruption and of farmers not being paid.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from San Kamphaeng.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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