What is the use of sericulture
Sericulture, or silk farming, is the rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk.
Traditionally sericulture has been a secondary occupation among farm households in Thailand as their major focus is rice cultivation. For many years farmers produced silk yarn for weaving into silk fabrics for their own use or for sale in the local market.
In recent years some of the farmers have started to sell their cocoons for reeling in factories instead of reeling by hand. However, total production of machine-reeled silk yarn is not sufficient for even domestic demand. So in Thailand we have great potential for increasing domestic silk yarn production.