Development and Value Added of Rice Safety Production in Suphan Buri Province

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Chanasuek Nichanong
Yutthaya Yuyen
Jiraporn Rodpuang
Suchada Koomsalud
Napaporn Chiawheng


     The development and value added of rice safety production in Suphan Buri province is the collaboration research project between the Thailand Science Research and Innovation and Suan Dusit University. This research aims to develop and add value to safe rice production in Suphan Buri province by using Participate Action Research (PAR) method through 13 subprojects. The research target group were selected by purposive sampling from key informants such as farmers, community enterprises of rice growers in Suphan Buri province and government agencies in the area. The data was collected using Brainstorming, Focus Group Discussion and Empowerment Evaluation. The data were analyzed using qualitative synthesis.

     The research found that it is possible to increase the value of safe rice production in Suphan Buri province throughout the value chain. The result was the knowledge and innovation of rice safety production management (upstream) i.e. knowledge of safe rice production, spatial information system, manual and test kit for management of pesticide residues in agricultural, nano-calcium silicate from agricultural waste and shredded rice harvesting machine to reduce fertilizers usage. Moreover, the knowledge and innovation of a processing safe rice products and agricultural waste were created (midstream) i.e. eco food packaging from rice straw, puffed rice food product, instant rice porridge production and organic rice vinegar. Also creating a marketing channel model (downstream) in the form of organic rice supply chain analysis, community participation in tourism, Social enterprise and digital marketing channels. The impact of this project was the increase of the value of rice safety production by approximately 41,460,000 Thai baht/year and 1,235 people that were affected including farmer’s community enterprises entrepreneurs and government agencies in Suphan Buri province.


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