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“Farmers are the backbone of the country”

is a statement made by a former Thai politician and with 23 % of the national labor force being farmers that sounds like a fact. But it is also a group with many low income households.

rice farmers

Subsidies

Many governments have been subsidizing the farmers. Rice farmers have been for a long time dependent on these subsidies which has been costing the nation lots of money and hardly improved the standards of living for the rice farmers and their families.

Higher income for farmers

With the United iSaan projects this could all change drastically. The income of the farmers will rise because of better quality rice and bigger quantities. (also the possibility to harvest twice a year). Besides there will be extra income from the sales of the straw and more jobs being generated from projects such as the rice factories and other activities from the United iSaan group.

This means that the rice farmers will have a sufficient income and subsidy is not necessary anymore. More income = more spending which benefits the economics of the iSaan and the whole of Thailand.

“The (rice) farmers should be able to take care of themselves”

is another political statement. United iSaan can help to achieve this wish.

 Bhumibol

We shall work for the benefits and happiness of all Isaan families

His Royal Highness Bhumibol Adulyadej spoke these words in 1975 at one of his royal visits to the Isaan. It is in the spirit of his words the United iSaan group wants to achieve its vision on modern ricefarming;

-to improve it with modern technologies
-to add more possibilities to make more money for the farmers
-to create a healthier environment for now and future generations

The four divisions of the United Isaan group operate within their own focus area:

United Energy about producing bio-fuel and Green Energy
United Green about producing natural fertilizers
United Clean about waste handling and cleaning
The United Plaza’s will be the places were you, as a ricefarmer will benefit from the knowledge, modern technologies and machinery to use for your rice production.

All activities from the United Isaan group have the same purpose:

to share the profits and benefits with you and your families. 

How will you get more income?

Revenues and expenses for 1 rai

Now

With United iSaan

Revenues    

Rice Production

500 kg.

700 kg.

Revenue per kilo

12 baht

18 baht

Straw Production

n/a: straw is burned

20 bales

Revenue per bale

n/a

6 baht

Total revenue per 1 rai

6,000 baht

12,720 baht

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

Ploughing

500 baht

400 baht

Rice seeds

100 baht

100 baht

Fertilizer

1,500 baht

1,100 baht (natural fertilizer)

Water management

700 baht

1,400 baht

Weed chemicals

400 baht

n/a

Weed labor

n/a

400 baht

Combine

800 baht

600 baht

Bags

200 baht

200 baht

Transportation

220 baht

220 baht

Additional expenses

200 baht

200 baht

Total expenses per 1 rai

4,620 baht 4,620 baht

Total profit per 1 rai

1,380 baht

8,100 baht