Organic Farming (Thailand)

1. Smart Organic Agriculture

Smart Farm Lab

Country : Thailand

Region/Province : Chiang Mai province

TopographyThe Chiang Mai area is on average at 300 m (1,000 ft) elevation, and surrounded by the mountain ranges of the Thai highlands.

Place of the pilot: Chang Khlan Sub-district

Pilot Type: Organic production and smart irrigation

Product(s): Vegetable

Objective(s): To control resource usage (water, fertilizer, pesticides), and to improve quality (decrease pesticide residuals, etc.)

Training Plan (Smart Farm Academy)

  • Physical Training Plan

1 Recruit farmers to participate the training

2 The first physical workshop: introduction to Smart farming and introduction to E-learning platform usage

3 Workshop at the Smart Farm Lab

4 Self learning via E-learning platform (480 minutes within 4-8 weeks)

5 The second physical workshop: discussion, assessment and feedback

  • Hybridge/Virtual Training Plan

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we proposed to organize training into hybridge/virtual for social distancing.

Two main activities:

1 Train the trainers

  • Virtual field trip activity
  • Smart farmers (G2) are trained to use the online training equipment and presentation skill.
  • 5 days training

2 Train the farmers

  • Farmers (G1) participlat hybridge/virtual training
  • 40 days training
  • 4 training modules:
    • Farm Management
    • Smart Farm technology
    • Digital Marketing
    • Agricultural Standard (GAP and Organic)
  • Training duration: 1 month/module
  • Activities
    • Seminar (theory): 1 hour
    • Virtual Field Trip (VFT): 1 hour
    • Workshop (practice): 2 hours
    • Special session: Bi-weekly

Training Activities

  • First training (physical training)

Training Date: 25 – 26 February 2020

Location: G’s Park Learning Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Training Participants (Trainees): Total 22 persons

  • Researchers and Officers: 7 persons
  • Student (Computer Engineering): 5 persons
  • Farmers: 10 persons

Training topics

  • Cultivation Farming 
  • Livestock Farming 
  • Digital Architecture Overview 
  • Smart Monitoring 
  • Agricultural Standardization 
  • Decision Modeling 
  • Smart Farming Components 
  • Business Modeling 
  • Second training (physical training)

Training Date: 29 September 2020

Location: Innovative Village Learning Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Training Participants (Trainees): Total 10 farmers

Training topics

  • IoT Smart Farm
  • Smart Irrigation System
  • Applications of Smart Farm
  • Workshop: Sensors installation, data interpretation and irrigation control
  • Virtual Farm Tour

Date: 12 March 2021

Location: Ginger Organic Farm, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Train the Trainers (hybridge training)

Training Date: 22-26 June 2021

Location: Innovative Village Learning Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand and Online

Training Participants (Trainees): Total 15 smart farmers

Training topics

  • Virtual tour equipment
  • Presentation skill
  • Storyboard and Content creation
  • Workshop: farm tour live 20 minutes
  • In progress: Train the Farmers (virtual training)

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30 September 2021 – 7 January 2022

1 month/module

Farmers

Virtual training

  • Module 1: Farm Management
  • Module 2: Smart Farm
  • Module 3: Digital Marketing
  • Module 4: Agricultural Standard (GAP and Organic)

 

Country : Thailand

Region/Province : Khon Kaen province

TopographyKhon Kaen is on the Khorat Plateau, and is the center of the mid-northeastern provincial group of Thailand, according to the Thai government, and on average at 162 m (531 ft) elevation.

Place of the pilot: The Agricultural Technology Park, Khon Kaen university

Pilot Type: Organic beef comfort housing system under the tropical humid conditions

Product(s): Cattle

Objective(s): To increase cattle raising abilities (nutrition, living circumstances of cattle, and reduce cow stress), and to control resource usage (water, energy using solar cell system)

2. Smart Organic Cattle Housing

Training Activities

  • KKU SUNSpACe Workshop for Farmer:1 (physical training)

Training Date: 31st May 2021

Time: 9.00 am. – 3.00 pm. Thailand Time

Location:The Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen province, Thailand

Training Participants (Trainees): Total 55 smart farmers

Training topics: Workshop for Farmers Smart Agriculture for Smarter Life

  • KKU SUNSpACe Workshop for Farmer:2 (physical meeting)

Training Date:15th June 2021

Time: 9.00 am. – 3.00 pm. Thailand Time

Location: The Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen province, Thailand

Training Participants (Trainees): Total 58 smart farmers

Training topics: Workshop for Farmers Smart Agriculture for Smarter Life

  • KKU SUNSpACe Webinar for Professional:2021 (online workshop)

Training Date: 29th June 2021

Time:  9.00 am. – 3.00 pm. Thailand Time

Location: Online hosted by Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen province, Thailand

Participants : Total 198 persons

Topics: 

  • A virtual trip to KKU Smart Organic Cattle Housing 
  • A Virtual Trip to KKU Smart Vegetable Organic Farm 
  • KKU Webinar: Ornamental Plants Varieties with Smart Technology (online workshop)

Training Date:18th August 2021

Time: 9.00 am. – 4.00 pm. Thailand Time

Location: Online, hosted by Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen province, Thailand

Participants : Total 93 persons

Topics: 

  • The Information of Ornamental Plants in charge in Thailand
  • How to Cultivate Ornamental Plants Production?
3. Smart Vegetable Organic Farm

Country : Thailand

Region/Province : Khon Kaen province

TopographyKhon Kaen is on the Khorat Plateau, and is the center of the mid-northeastern provincial group of Thailand, according to the Thai government, and on average at 162 m (531 ft) elevation.

Place of the pilot: The Agricultural Technology Park, Khon Kaen university

Pilot Type: Organic production

Product(s): Vegetable

Objective(s): To increase ability to cultivate (such as reserving resources, fertilizers, and pesticides, to control resource usage (water, fertilizer, pesticide), and to improve quality (decrease pesticide residuals, etc.)

Training Activity

  • KKU SUNSpACe Field Trip#1 (physical workshop)

Training Date: 6th September 2021

Time: 9.00 am. – 4.00 pm. Thailand Time

Location:Ban Nong Hoi, Tambon Loeng Tai, Amphoe Kosum Phisai, Maha Sarakham, Thailand

Participants : Total 22 farmers

Topics: 

Visit Mr. Mongkol’s farm Head of Community Enterprise Group of Tambon Loeng Tai, Amphoe Kosum Phisai, Maha Sarakham