This study was aimed to analyze the cost of transportation of cassava roots in Sa Kaeo province and developed guidelines to reduce the cost of transportation from farm to factory. It was found that cassavas were grown in nine districts of Sa Kaeo province in a total of 658,380 rai of land, where there were two factories that produced cassava starch. There were 36 private own purchasing sites available in Sa Kaeo province. It was found that 5.58 % of the cassava roots were bought at the farm by the middlemen, while 26.14 % were sold to the middlemen at those 36 purchasing sites and 68.28 % were sold to the flour mill plants. The types of vehicle that often used to transport the cassava roots were consisted of 63.45 % four-wheel trucks, 21.57 % six-wheel trucks, where 14.97 % were ten-wheel trucks. The average distances required for the transportation of cassava roots to the purchasing sites were in a range of 11 - 20 kilometers, where it was varied from 0.5 -10 km, 21-30 km, and 31-40 km, respectively. It was recommended that several purchasing sites should be available for the farmer in order to the reduce of transportation costs. The recommended purchasing sites should be available at the several districts. i.e., Khao Chakan, Wang Nam Yen, Khlong Hat, Ta Phraya, Khok Sung, and Wang Sombun district, respectively.
Jakaphan Pinthong, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand
Stream: Social Sciences
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