Soldiers Begin Farming To Increase Income

Thai soldiers based around Bangkok have taken up farming in their spare time to boost their earnings during the country’s economic troubles, a newspaper reported Sunday.

About 800 soldiers in the area are growing fruits and vegetables and raising ducks and chickens, the Bangkok Post said. They’ve even dug a fish pond.

Most of the food is eaten by the soldiers’ families, but the surplus is sold at local markets, the newspaper said.


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