Demand slumps for Thai rice due to drought, pandemic

Thailand is the world’s second-largest exporter of rice but is likely to drop down the list this year.

Thailand has been relatively successful at handling the coronavirus pandemic so far, with 3,000 confirmed cases.

But its economy is taking a battering, and is expected to be the worst-affected in Asia because of its reliance on international tourism and exports.

The agriculture sector, mainly rice, is facing a particularly tough time.

Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok, Thailand.