Around 3 million rai of land in the province is being used for rice growing as per the visit of Agriculture Minister Yukol Limlamthong to Buriram Province to follow up on the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s policy on agricultural zoning. According to Official surveys 300,000 rai of the areas should be more suitable for sugarcane due soil and weather conditions.

The minister suggested of turning 60,000 rai of land to sugarcane cultivation, adding that he would ask sugar refineries to increase their production capacity in order to absorb the increasing supply of sugarcane. The crop zoning policy will reduce agriculture-related problems. Agricultural zoning is the government’s idea to help farmers cope with the changing weather, high production cost, low prices of agricultural products, and unreliable produce. The government is now trying to promote this idea throughout the country.