Thai government enforces closed poultry system
The Thai Ministry of Agriculture and
Cooperatives has mapped out measures to assist owners of open poultry farming,
to switch to closed farming system.
in Thailand are being urged to join a closed farming scheme with the threat
of punishment for violators, said Dr Charal Trinvuthipong, Vice Minister for
Agriculture and Cooperatives.
Nearly 3,500 free range polutry
farmers are now registered with the Livestock
, with 3,381 being
members of agricultural cooperatives while the remaining 117 not being the
Of the total, 1,941 poultry farmers have
sought loans from the state-run Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives
(BAAC), Dr Charal said, indicating that the bank had already
granted loans amounting to almost Bt171.50 million (€3,660,206) to 1,237
farmers. BAAC is now considering extending loans to 223 farmers and has rejected
Poultry farmers who have not sought loans from the bank
or registered themselves with the Livestock Development Department are
those who do not fully understand the project or who oppose the scheme, Dr
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