In Thailand, over half the arable land and half the country’s labour force works in the rice industry, making Thailand the world’s largest exporter of rice. The Rice Cropping challenge takes place over the weekends of 13-15 and 20-23 March and is limited to 15 pupils per weekend. The challenge is quite simple; can you earn the minimum wage for two days? Participants are expected to work in rice paddies like traditional workers, and be paid the wage a normal worker earns, however the wage is calculated according to the weight of the cropped rice. Participants spend the night at the site, and food will be supplied (at a cost). 

All participants need to be in Year 9 and above and have no other commitments for their respective weekend. This is an opportunity to see what over 1 million people in Thailand do for a living and also allows students to challenge themselves.

Do you have what it takes?


Last updated: 28 Oct 2014 11:09