The 16th Thai Food and Cultural Festival 2018, Canberra

23 September 2018, Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) participated in the 16th Thai Food and Cultural Festival 2018, one of the most anticipating events organized in Canberra. The event was held at the Royal Thai Embassy annually to promote Thai culture, food and hospitality. This year OAA showcased a wide variety of niche market rice such as RD 43 Rice (Medium to Low GI Rice), Riceberry Rice, Hom Mali Nil Surin Rice, Tubtim Chumpae Rice and Hom Mali Nil Surin Retort Rice (Ready-to-Eat). Health conscious attendees enjoyed samples of cooked Thai aromati rice and expressed their interest to purchase these speciality rices in the market. New organic commodities such as Hed-Krang (splitgill mushroom) products and organic honey from Marketing Organization for Farmers were also introduced. More than 7,000 people were estimated to attend this year festival.