Thai farmers install tracking system to prevent fruit theft

The Thai paper, World Daily, circulated an essay to prevent and end the theft of fruit. Important production areas in Chanthaburi, Thailand, have installed chips in the fruit from their banana and durian plantations. They have also installed a GPS tracking system to follow the chips.

Bananas hanging from the tree

It is reported that orchards in Chanthaburi province frequently suffer theft. This includes banana plantations and durian plantations. The plantation owners report the theft, but local police have no way of arresting the criminals. This causes plantation owners a big headache. Owners of banana  and durian plantations in Chanthaburi province and the farmers in that area have jointly adopted a new technology to prevent and put an end to the theft of their fruit. The tracking chips which are slipped into the fruit, and GPS tracking systems, are examples of such technology.


Publication date: 3/6/2018

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