Field Trip on Thai Farmers’ Way of Life on 20 June 2018
The APTERR field trip on Thai Farmers’ Way of Life was held on 20 June 2018 at the Lifestyle and Spirit of Thai Farmers Learning Centre in Suphanburi Province, Thailand. This trip aimed at providing staff member knowledge and expertise on Thai farmers’ way of life as well as production and quality improvement processes of rice seeds in Thailand which are crucial for development of agriculture and food security.
During the field trip, APTERR staff members were warmly welcomed by Mr. Nitas Chareonthammaraksa, the President of the Lifestyle and Spirit of Thai Farmers Learning Centre. They were lectured about the complete flows of rice seed production including preparation, planting, harvest and distribution stages along with how to improve its quality based on participation of local farmers. The officers also demonstrated rice cultivation by using machinery at paddy fields and quality rice seedlings for high productivity. Finally, staff members had a chance to discuss and exchange viewpoints with the officers about current situations of rice seed production and cultivation in Thailand.