Mango is a kind of fruit which can be planted all over the world including Thailand, and Chachoengsao is one of five provinces where mangoes are planted the most in Thailand as the soil in those areas are suitable for planting mangoes. The objectives of this research were 1) to study the body of knowledge and the model of harvesting mangoes by mango agriculturists in Chachoengsao, and 2) to study guidelines for developing agro-tourism of mango agriculturists in Chachoengsao.Data was collected from mango agriculturists in Chachoengsao, using questionnaires, and interviews of sample group. The research findings were that the current planting of mangoes has been changed from growing by mango seeds to grafted mango trees, and they will grow and produce faster than growing from seeds. In terms of harvesting, the labour force is mainly needed for small orchards as picking mango fruits is done by hands. However, for fruit on higher branches, some harvesting aids such as a basket ‘Takraw’ is used to assist in picking. Moreover, separating planting zones as well as growing varieties of mangoes are conducted in order to get mango fruits in different time. In terms of guidelines for developing agro-tourism of mango agriculturists in Chachoengsao, there.was a co-operation between mango agriculturists and government agencies of Khlong Khuean District to create agro-tourism in the community. The trip included visiting mango orchards and taking a boat trip to enjoy sightseeing along the Bangpakong River.
Suchanat Pattanavongngam, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand
Stream: Economic and Social Inequality
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