Thai Hom Mali Rice Wins World’s Best Rice Award for Second Year in a Row


BANGKOK, December 19 (The Nation Thailand / ANN): Thai Hom Mali rice, also known as jasmine rice, has won the 13th prize for best rice in the world for the second year in a row, the trade minister announced. Jurin Laksanawisit.

Eleven types of rice from six countries – Thailand, United States, China, India, Vietnam and Myanmar – were nominated this year.

Hom Mali 105 rice, which is grown in northeastern Thailand, was named the world’s best rice this year.

Thai rice has won the title seven times in the past.

“Winning the title of the best rice in the world is proof of Thailand’s dedication to continuously improving the quality of its rice over the years,” Jurin said.

Thai rice has won the title seven times in the past.

“Winning the title of the best rice in the world is proof of Thailand’s dedication to continuously improving the quality of its rice over the years,” Jurin said.

“This award is an achievement shared by farmers, agricultural associations, exporters and government agencies, in particular the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the Ministry of Commerce.”

Jurin said the price would also help boost the confidence of global consumers in the quality of Thai rice.

“We expect this year’s rice exports to exceed the target of 6 million tonnes,” he said.

“For next year, the ministry estimates that exports will reach 7-7.5 million tonnes and could lift Thailand to the world’s second-largest rice exporter after India and ahead of Vietnam, which currently ranks second. . “

Meanwhile, Thai Rice Exporters Association chairman Charoen Laothammatas said the country needs to develop better and cheaper jasmine rice in order to outperform Vietnam, which currently exports 2.5 million tonnes of jasmine rice more than Thailand.

“In addition, next year, rice exporters have to prepare for various issues such as container shortages and rising costs due to rising freight charges to some destinations,” he said. added. – The Nation Thailand / ANN