Learning Promotion Trends Based on Problem and Need of Thai Farmers

Abstract

Since Thailand has been applying green resolution which is development path, Thai farmers are unsuccessful in term of stable income. Objective of this research is studying farmer’s situation both current problems and needs, objective lead to learning promotion trends in order to build success in occupation. This research is studied by survey research with Thai farmers 742 people in Bangkok and surrounding, central, eastern, northern and southern area. Furthermore, tool are open end and close end questionnaire. There is analyzed by frequency, percentage, mean and S.D., while open end data is analyzed by content analysis. As result, average age of Thai farmer is increased as 54.93, most of them graduated from level of primary school to secondary school as 59.8%. The farmers are acquainting with monoculture, have smaller belonging area and count on water resource to crop. When farmer face with disease and insect, they apply lots of chemical. Agricultural product distribution passes through middleman and there is small gap between income and outcome. Performance in occupation is evaluated and the result is in medium range (mean=3.48). Farmers need a support which is cost reduction system and marketing knowledge. Thus the problem solving is promoting the learning ways, e.g. production management and marketing for increasing independence performance. As solution, the ministry of agriculture and cooperative is suggested to provide short course in order to increase production and marketing management performance. To be successful in bargaining power of farmers, group and network connection is supported to apply in this area.



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Wandee Sutthinarakorn, Kasetsart University, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2014
Stream: Adult and lifelong learning

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