Guidelines for Developing Farmers in the Organic Farming Community Enterprise Group with a Folk Way in Phetchaburi Province.

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Dusit Athinuwat
Wilawan Chuaboon
Supoj Klinpuang


Research study guidelines for the development of local organic farming community enterprises to increase income in Phetchaburi Province. It is a quantitative research study. The objective is to study the knowledge and skills of local organic farming groups. That will lead to the development of organic farming with certified standards in Phetchaburi Province. The samples for this study comprised 168 individuals. The statistical methods used for data analysis included percentage, mean, and standard deviation. The study primarily analyzed data related to general information and opinions concerning the operations of local organic farming groups in Phetchaburi Province.

The main study’s key finding was summarized as follows.

  1. Farmers, community enterprises, organic farming, local way of life in Phetchaburi Province have a way of life that is not different. Most organic farmers are knowledgeable people, understanding of organic farming and proficiency in the production process. They learn from occupations and various learning sources and are interested and very active in the production and consumption of organic products.

  2. Opinions about the operation of organic farming groups in Phetchaburi Province found that the establishment of farmers' groups was a reason to increase family income. When coming together as an organic farming group, they will be able to solve problems and develop careers for themselves and those in the same situation. There are guidelines and solutions for agricultural groups. They are operated through consultation meetings to create solutions for determining group management and planning, as well as setting policies in order to achieve the same direction of work in all aspects, namely good production planning. Every group has the product's logo on the packaging, financial management, marketing, and the support of district agricultural officials for the local organic farming community enterprise group.

  3. Organic farming with local ways and increasing income for smallholder groups has three main issues: increasing production areas, increasing the number of farmers practicing organic farming, including increasing income and market share of organic products. Raising the level of local organic farming groups, recommendations from this research for the development of smallholder groups requires cooperation from government agencies to drive farmers to practice organic farming sustainably.

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