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Thailand Government to allow Trees as Collateral for Loans

Bangkok Thailand, August 2, 2020: Owners of 58 economically valuable trees will be able to use them as collateral when applying for loans at financial institutions under a new Thailand Government policy, Government spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat said on her Facebook page. “This policy was proposed by the Ministry of Commerce as a measure to help people gain access to financial aid and promote the growing of economically valuable trees in communities,” she said. “The ministry therefore issued a regulation regarding other types of valid collateral that can be used under the Business Collateral Act BE 2558, while the types of economically [...]

2020 Chon Buri, Thailand Fishing Tournament

Plantations International is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Overrated Angler to bring you the 2020 Chon Buri, Thailand Fishing Tournament. The two-day event will be held at the JM Fishing Park, Laem Chabang over the weekend of the 29-30 of August 2020. Total Prize Purse of 50,000 Baht!   First-place winner will receive 30,000 Baht. Other prizes will be given for largest fish and most diverse species caught.  Angler Registration Form Chon Buri Fishing Tournament Terms and Conditions Since there are a limited number of spaces available, if the response is overwhelming, we will conduct [...]

China Buying up Musang King Durian Plantations

Malaysia’s Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Sim Tze Tzin has refuted a nightmare scenario for his durian loving countrymen, that claimed that Malaysians will have no Musang King durians left if demand for the 'king of fruits' increases in China. "We are producing 300,000 tons of durians a year, currently exporting 5.8% -or 17,000 tons- to China. In comparison, Thailand exports 300,000 tons a year and if China has the same demand for Musang King durian from Malaysia, there will be none left here," he said. However, he assured the people that there is an adequate supply of durians for locals, [...]

United Nations Warns of World Food Crisis

The Covid-19 crisis has attacked the world at almost every angle and has certainly exposed dangerous deficiencies in the global food system. In many countries that rely on traditional farming techniques, the lockdowns are slowing harvests, while millions of seasonal labourers are unable to work. Food waste has reached damaging levels, with farmers forced to dump perishable produce as the result of supply chain problems. Thus, the world stands on the brink of a food crisis worse than any seen for at least 50 years, the UN has warned as it urged governments to act swiftly to avoid disaster. Although harvests [...]

The 2020 Agricultural Water Summit

The Agricultural Water Summit, the first event focused on the water crisis affecting the agricultural industry, has announced a new date in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event has been moved to Sept. 22, 2020, and will still take place at the Monticello Conference Center and Hotel in San Francisco de Mostazal, Chile. The Agricultural Water Summit will provide an excellent opportunity for different actors related to water in agriculture and other affected industries to come together for a dynamic and in-depth conversation. Innovation, education and cooperation will key critical in the search for new solutions for the use, reuse [...]

China’s Demand for Musang King Durian not affected by Covid-19

According to the Plantations International's Market Dynamics Research Team  (MDR), the demand for Malaysian Musang King durians on the Chinese market remains as robust as ever. Even though the spread of the novel coronavirus has interrupted supply chains to various degrees, lets not confuse supply chains with market demand. The overall all market demand for Malaysian Musang King durians in the Peoples Republic of China market place is as strong as ever and many Chinese buyers where rushing to pre-order Musang King durians to get ahead of any potential short term supply issues that the epidemic may cause. A large number [...]

Royal Thai Forestry Department Registration

BANGKOK, May 3, 2020 (Press Release) - Bangkok, Thailand based Plantations International Co. Limited who is part of the Plantations International Group of companies is very pleased to announce that the Royal Thai Forestry Department has accepted and approved its registration of its latest Agarwood tree plantation in Chonburi, Thailand. The Royal Thai Forestry Department is a department in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and part of the Government of Thailand. It is Thailand's premier authority on all forestry related issues and forestry licensing matters. Plantations International currently has two offices in Thailand, its main administrative headquarters are [...]