CMU cuts out middle men and help Southern farmers sell 10 tonnes of rambutan

 | Tue 10 Aug 2021 11:15 ICT

Chiang Mai University has offered to buy ten tonnes of rambutan from farmers in the South of Thailand, to help support them as ramputan prices have been dropping.

On the 9th August a press announcement was made at Ang Kaew Lake, Chiang Mai University, that the university will be purchasing ten tonnes of rambutan to help support Southern farmers, as rambutan prices have been dropping and farmers are being squeezed by middlemen.

The announcement went on to say that the university will be selling the rambutan for 25 baht per kilo and offered to sell it to the public at this price. A booking system was set up, and all ten tonnes were pre-sold by the end of the day.