The Price of Rice

Vorasarun, Chaniga
September 2008
Forbes Asia;9/15/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 15, p40
The article presents an interview with Thailand's Charoen Pokphand Group chairman Dhanin Chearavanont. When asked how a rice cartel would benefit consumers and producers, Dhanin refused to use the word cartel and refers to the need to eliminate poverty which should start with solving agricultural prices. He feels the need for rice exporting countries to cooperate to benefit rice growers. He believes that Thailand's king is a pillar of strength who will keep Thailand peaceful.


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