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
Hin Sorn Royal Development Study Centre
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.
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
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
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.
Telephone number 66-(0)38-599105-6
Facsimile number 66-(0)38-599106