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Rethinking rice policy

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While the caretaker Yingluck administration and the anti-government movement are busy blaming each other for the failure to pay rice farmers for their pledged rice, one thing is clear from the rice scheme debacle. Being financially unsustainable, it must inevitably come to an end. 

But if not the rice-pledging scheme to help farmers, then what?

The solution starts from looking at what the rice scheme has done to the farmers, the rice industry, and the environment in order to avoid its disastrous path.

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