Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture plans to expand the acreage of herbal medicines
By: Date: 2021-06-14 Categories: Internationalfood Tags: ,
  Comprehensive Thai media reported on June 9 that the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand stated that in view of the increasing demand for Thai herbal medicines, it requested the Thai Herbal Medicine Development Committee to promote the development of Thai herbal medicines in accordance with the large-scale agricultural planting system.

  The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives stated that the current market demand for herbal medicines and products continues to increase, with an annual growth rate of about 10%from 2017 to 2020. The emergence of the new crown pneumonia epidemic has made everyone, especially young people, more and more concerned about their health. The domestic market of Thai herbal products after the 2017-2021 national overall plan on the development of Thai herbal medicines was announced, the growth rate of the entire domestic market exceeded that of China (5.06%), Japan (0.85%) and South Korea (5.43%). As for the global market, consumption of herbal medicines is also on the rise.
  The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is fully aware of the prospects for the rapid growth of the herbal medicine market, which is a good thing for Thai farmers. Therefore, it has formulated policies to promote the development of Thai herbal medicines and other cash crops, so that the whole herbal medicine market can be developed from the source, the middle, and The end market forms a supply chain, and under the framework of market decision production, high-end economic crops that meet market demand are planted and produced. The most important thing is to comply with the Thai herbal medicine development policy that the government attaches great importance to national wisdom and resources.
  The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives plans to establish a committee to promote the development of Thai herbal medicines to cooperate with relevant units to promote the implementation of various development tasks. At the same time, a subcommittee on herbal raw materials was established to promote the development of Thai herbal medicines to high-end products, so that the overall promotion of the development of Thai herbal medicines will be more effective.
  The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has also formulated a land planning plan specifically for planting herbs, mainly planting turmeric, ginger ginseng, huaqianjin vine, black ginger, celery, turmeric, andrographis, cardamom, galangal, ginger, safflower, fragrant Thatch, konjac, pepper, aloe vera, roselle, chrysanthemum, tuberosum, heart leaf Qianjin vine, fragrant dong vine, bawang flower, bitter gourd, jasmine, scallop, scallop, and other 24 types of herbs in large demand in the market.
   Since agriculture and cooperatives opened up the registration of herbal farmers, 2,866 households have completed the registration, most of which are small retail farmers. Therefore, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives ordered the Department of Agricultural Technology to be responsible for the promotion and development work, and united the establishment of retail farmers. Large-scale agricultural planting cooperatives. 34 large-scale planting cooperatives have been established in 21 prefectures with a planting area of ​​5,500 rai. This will increase productivity and increase the budget of the Department of Agricultural Technology in fiscal year 2022 to promote and promote herbal planting in 77 prefectures across the country. .