Khao rai, or upland rice, may have an unfamiliar ring to a lot of people but it could hold a hidden secret to the country gaining food security.
Rice Department director-general Chairit Damrongkiat, sixth from left, and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang deputy rector Monai Krairiksh, fifth from right, attend the signing ceremony of an academic cooperation agreement to develop khao rai varieties.
The strains of khao rai do not register with most people since they are typically grown in the highlands of the South and the North. They look and taste different, if not better, than conventional rice sold in supermarkets.
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