August 31, 2015

Thailand

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Thailand-threshold-2016Score: 59

Thailand has successfully implemented agricultural development policies to tackle food insecurity.

Nationally, Thailand is a food surplus country with other countries in the region looking to Thailand for rice exports in times of shortage; regionally, households struggle with access to food, especially in remote rural areas. Food prices and production costs particularly impact poor rural households.

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Areas for Improvement

There are concrete goals policy makers can work towards to improve food security in Thailand:

  • Thailand remains highly vulnerable to a rise in sea-levels; policies should focus on adapting to climate change consequences to prevent agricultural productivity loss
  • Thailand’s worsening political situation negatively impacts food security – particularly for poor rural households; therefore efforts should focus on maintaining low inflation and safety amongst the growing urban population

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