A Thai farmer harvests rice in a paddy field in Ayutthaya province. Photo: Romeo Gacad / AFP
Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr is turning Manila political tradition on its head by taking on the additional title of minister of agriculture. It’s not that Marcos, who takes office on June 30, has vast farming experience or degrees in horticulture. But he realizes that the first crisis of his presidency is going to be the […]