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This study is one of a continuing series of empirical research studies that deals with the future production potential of Thailand's agriculture. Because of the important role rice plays in the nation's economy, the study estimates rice producing capacity for Thailand in 1981. More specifically, estimates are made of: (1) the national rice output at a range of prices, (2) the regional pattern of production of rice and other crops, and (3) the regional distribution of employment and farm income.

The empirical analysis summarized in this report is part of a cooperative research effort being carried out by the Division of Agricultural Economics (DAE) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Royal Thai Government, and the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University. The cooperative research effort is funded by the Agency for International Development and the Royal Thai Government. This study represents one part of a sector analysis project being undertaken to provide models and empirical analysis which can aid development and policies for agriculture in Thailand.

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The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University


Ames, IA


Agribusiness | Agricultural and Resource Economics | Agricultural Economics | Asian Studies | International Economics

Normative Study of the Supply Response of Rice in Thailand