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TitleThai rice : a crop that shapes the lives and land of a people, feeds the world, and has in turn been moulded by them
Author Benjavan Rerkasem ; editor, Andrew Adam
ImprintChiang Mai : Chiang Mai University Press, 2016
Descript 142 pages : illustrations, charts ; 25 cm


Thai rice feeds people in more than 160 countries. Another 20 million visitors from all corners of the globe travel to Thailand every year, getting to taste Thai rice, Many for the very first time. For the people of Thailand and their ethnic kin Throughout Asia, the word Kao (rice) is synonymous with food, Kin Kao translates to 'eat a meal'. This book introduces the many faceted story of Thai rice to its new and longtime fans -- for those students of rice, as has been described and explained by science. Attemps have been made to integrate basic understanding of rice science into the world of rice growers, traders and eaters, including the work on the local rice germplasm and its ecological and socio-economic context of students, researechers amd academics at Chiang Mai University, which has comtributed to the establishment of the Lanna Rice Research Centre-- Back cover


Thai rice lanscape -- The historical record -- Vanishing upland rice -- Rice genetic diversity in Thailand -- Many faces and tastes of Thai rice -- The green revolution, Thai style -- Government interventions -- The future of Thai rice

Rice -- Thailand rice agricultural productivity

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