When the government pays almost 50 per cent more than the domestic market price for "every single grain" farmers produce, they naturally pump farm chemicals into their paddy fields to push up yields and grow as much rice as they can. Not Somboon Daeng-aroon, however.
Neighbours say he's crazy. But Mr Somboon believes he's saving the world along with his fellow farmers.
The 59-year-old from Samut Songkhram's Praeg Nam Daeng sub-district is using his 40 rai of paddy fields to prove how organic rice farming can significantly cut production costs, save the environment, and boost the health of farmers.
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