Thailand: rapid growth driven by export markets | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
December 1987
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
handle:10568/81996
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55
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In Thailand cassava is produced mainly for export. The Thai cassava industry was based on starch export until the 60s when West Germany began to use CSW for animal feed. As this was a by-product of starch manufacturing, shortages resulted, leading to the market for CM. Chips became the dominant export in 1964 and so did native pellets in 1969, and hard pellets in 1983. Thailand went from a minor producer of cassava in the 50s to presently the 2nd largest in the world. Data are provided on production trends, yields (av. 13-14 t/ha), production systems, production costs, and labor utilization. Mechanization has been introduced to decrease costs. Research by the Huai Pong Expt. Station in Rayong (created in 1956) emphasized soil management and fertilization for 2 decades until lack of progress in this area led to a var. improvement program. Increasing yields will be critical in the future. Processing costs have been reduced substantially. Not only has the country adjusted rapidly to changing EEC policies, but has also restructured its export markets. (CIAT)||En Tailandia la yuca se produce principalmente para exportacion. La industria yuquera tailandesa se baso en la exportacion de almidon hasta la decada de los 60 cuando Alemania Occidental comenzo a utilizar los residuos de almidon de yuca en alimentos para animales. Debido a que este era un subproducto de la fabricacion de almidon, se presento escasez, lo cual dirigio el mercado hacia la HIY. En 1964 los trozos se convirtieron en el rubro de exportacion dominante, como tambien lo fueron los pelets naturales en 1969 y los pelets duros en 1983. Tailandia paso de ser un pequeno productor de yuca en la decada de los 50 a ser actualmente el segundo productor en el mundo. Se suministran datos en tendencias de produccion, rendimientos (prom. de 13 a 14 t/ha), sistemas de produccion, costos de produccion y utilizacion de mano de obra. Para reducir los costos se introdujo la mecanizacion. La investigacion realizada por la Estacion Exptl. Huai Pong en Rayong (creada en 1956) se concentro en fertilizacion y manejo de suelos durante 2 decadas hasta que la falta de progreso en estas areas llevo a la creacion de un programa de mejoramiento var. El incremento de los rendimientos sera critico en el futuro. Los costos de procesamiento se han reducido sustancialmente. El pais no solo se ha ajustado rapidamente a las politicas cambiantes del MCE, sino que tambien ha reestructurado sus mercados de exportacion. (CIAT)

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International Center for Tropical Agriculture
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To reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture.

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CIAT’s staff includes about 200 scientists. Supported by a wide array of donors, the Center collaborates with hundreds of partners to conduct high-quality research and translate the results into development impact. A Board of Trustees provides oversight of CIAT’s research and financial management.

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To reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture.

People

CIAT’s staff includes about 200 scientists. Supported by a wide array of donors, the Center collaborates with hundreds of partners to conduct high-quality research and translate the results into development impact. A Board of Trustees provides oversight of CIAT’s research and financial management.

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CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

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