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Khao Hin Sorn Royal Development Study Centre focuses attention on conducting study, research and experimentation on soil improvement and rehabilitation of basic natural resources for the farmers to apply to their occupation in a sustainable manner.









 

Khao Hin Sorn Royal Development Study Centre

Khao Hin Sorn Royal Development Study Centre focuses attention on conducting study, research and experimentation on soil improvement and rehabilitation of basic natural resources for the farmers to apply to their occupation in a sustainable manner.

Location :
The Centre is situated at Phanom Sarakam District in Chachoengsao Province, approximately 100 kilometres from Bangkok or 15 kilometres from the district centre. It is located on the right side of the Chachoengsao-Kabinburi section of Highway No. 306. The Centre covers an area of about 1,869 rai.

Activities :
1. Land Development. The Centre conducts study and research on soil and water conservation. Soil improvement activities adopt various methods, such as utilization of green manure through cultivation of legumes as ground cover and intercropping in the intervals between plantings; crop rotation; utilization of liquid fertilizer; and making of compost.
2. Agricultural Education. Study and experimentation is carried out on replacement of the use of chemical pesticides with natural methods; utilization of plants resistant to diseases, cultivation of vegetables in the net-roofed shelter; cultivation of double-hybrid crops; land use for cultivation of grape, mango and avocado; comparison of fruit crop cultivation in irrigated and rainfed areas; intercropping systems between vegetables and fruit crops; selection and comparison of varieties of plants; as well as study of experimentation on, and testing in various other aspects of agricultural development.
3. Agricultural Extension. These activities include promotion, demonstration and propagation of fruit crops, as well as training in propagation, cultivation, termination of pests, care and tending. The Centre serves as the collection site of good mango varieties in Thailand and maintains plots of ornamental plants and herbs.
4. Forestry. Activity in this area involves cultivation and maintenance for environmental conservation within the project boundaries and adjoining areas; propagation of seedlings for distribution among the concerned agencies and interested people; research on herbs; dissemination of information on forests; as well as construction and maintenance of botanical gardens and the King Phrapinklao park.
5. Livestock. The Centre raises various animals such as cattle, pigs and chickens in order to train and demonstrate increase in production. This encompasses promotion of pasture, improvement of animal breeds and establishment of cattle banks for public service either by means of borrowing or purchase by instalments.
6. Fishery.This activity involves conservation of aquatic animal resources; training programmes to increase products; demonstration of fish culture, fish breeding, and distribution of species in order to promote aquatic animals culture as principal and supplementary occupations for farmers.
7. Community Development. The Centre aims to provide training on occupational promotion in handicrafts such as basketery and weaving to encourage local people to benefit from leisure and to obtain supplementary income. Moreover, this helps prepare the community for future development projects to be implemented by other agencies. The activity also includes establishment of a Child Care Centre within the Centre.
8. Cooperative Promotion. The programme involves establishment of rice mills to help people; suggestion, promotion and dissemination of ideals, principles and procedures of cooperatives among farmers; mobilization of new memberships; provision of loans and stock holdings for members as well as promotion of further deposits.

Contact :
Telephone number 66-(0)38-599105-6
Facsimile number 66-(0)38-599106
     
 
     
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