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Fertile imagination

With a farmer's heart and scientist's mind, Manop Kaewkoi is rewriting the book on organic rice.

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A teenage farm boy, lying down in a haystack in his usual old jeans, grey cotton long-sleeved shirt and straw hat, pulled a local Mac magazine out of his bag made of fertiliser sacks while tending to cows grazing in the green pastures. 

Mr Manop spends quality time in his paddy fields in Surin on Saturday. THE KAEWKOI FAMILY

The article he read from the education journal was torn in half to reveal just the English-language section. Donated from Bangkok to his school library and one of his inspirations to come study in the capital, the magazine later helped him win third prize from an English talent competition in the northeastern region six years ago.

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