Entry 10: Agriculture in Thailand

Total Area: 513,120 sq km

Land Area: 510,890 sq km

Water Area: 2,230 sq km

Climate description: rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon in mid-May to September and dry, cool northeast monsoon in November to mid-March

Terrain description: central plain, Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere

Arable Land Use: 30.71%

Permanent Crop Land Use: 8.77%

Irrigated Land: 64,150 sq km

Total Renewable WaterResources: 438.6 cu km

Total Freshwater Withdrawal: 57.31 cu km/yr

Per Person FreshwaterWithdrawal: 845.3 cu

Natural Hazards description: land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table; droughts

Environmental Current Issues Total Labor Force: air pollution from cars, water pollution from organic and factory wastes, deforestation, soil erosion, wildlife populations threatened by poaching

Exporting goods grown (click here).

Wet rice farming in the fields of Chiang Mai (click here).

Iceberg lettuce Farming (click here).

Ranching in Thailand (click here).


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