BANGKOK, 29 November 2018 (NNT) - Thailand's Office of Agricultural Economics is encouraging farmers to sell high quality products through new channels, such as the website Thaitrade.com.

Director of the Agricultural Economic Operation Center Phoomrat Rasee said the rise of e-commerce is an opportunity to boost agricultural sales. Over the past year, domestic sales by e-commerce sites exceeded 2.8 million baht with prominent sites including ortorkor.com, Agrimart.in.th, Kaidee.com, and Thaitrade.com.

On Thaitrade.com, sellers are certified by the Department of International Trade Promotion, which also assists members in setting up their online stores, product listing and business matching. The site has over 170,000 registered buyers that have purchased five billion bahtís worth of products. Over 200,000 items are listed on the site, 6,000 of which are processed agricultural goods.

Phoomrat said his agency believes the government should accelerate the transition to e-commerce through training and providing logistical and financial support, in order to achieve the governmentís policy of a market-driven economy.



National News Bureau Of Thailand | Thai Govt pushing for increased use of e-commerce in agricultural sector