Participatory Action Research For The Sustainable Utilization Of Rice : A Case In Thailand

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Peeravach Assavaniwej, Aaron Yontrarak, Charnchart Thanomton, Nittaya Kerdyam,


The objectives of research were to study the sustainable development through a community participation process, how to make the sustainable utilization of rice Thailand, and the goals and benefits from participation the group. Data is collected from entrepreneurs in Chai Nat, Thailand, conducted in-depth interviews, participatory observation, and focus group discussion. The results showed that the seven steps in sustainable development through a community participation process like (Introduce research team and objectives, study and analyze community problems, fill the knowledge gap to local residents, search for suitable model of community enterprise, develop action plan, implementation, and follow up and evaluation) has positive impact on the sustainable utilization of Thailand rice like (the integration of sustainable utilization of rice, grouping causes save cost (Cost Sharing), economic benefits such as additional income from agricultural products, reduce expenditures and support by consuming own produce etc., social benefits such as Participatory Action Approach to exchange knowledge and create a sustainable household economy, reduce health problems for growers and consumers etc. and environmental benefits such as reduce the use of chemical contaminants in nature and improve nature with organic farmers.)

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