Community Problem Solving Using the Principle of Sufficiency Economy: A Case Study of Ban Huakrok, Tambon Nongree, Muang District, Chonburi Province
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This research on community problem-solving using sufficiency economy principles seeks to examine the effectiveness of efforts to solve village problems using the principles of sufficiency economy in Ban Huakrok, Tambon Nongree in Muang District, Chonburi Province. Made aware of the serious health problems linked to the use of agricultural chemicals by a field study conducted by the Chonburi Sirindhorn Public Health College, the residents of Ban Huakrok Village joined hands in changing their way of life by turning away from heavy reliance on chemical fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides in their farming practices. Instead, the villagers adopted sufficiency economy principles, which emphasize a reduction in the use of agricultural chemicals, a reliance on Biothai practices as a means of conserving the environment, a way of life that is in harmony with nature, greater selfreliance, and the promotion of community built-in resilience. In relation to this decision, the residents of Ban Huakrok focused on six performance areas: cutting expenses, generating additional income, saving, learning, improving the environment, and providing mutual assistance and support. The 6 x 2 index of the Community Development Department served as concrete guidelines for problemsolving at the household and village/community levels. Keyword: The Principle of Sufficiency Economy, Community Problem.
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TY - CONF AU - Vallop Supthpun PY - 2012/08 DA - 2012/08 TI - Community Problem Solving Using the Principle of Sufficiency Economy: A Case Study of Ban Huakrok, Tambon Nongree, Muang District, Chonburi Province BT - Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Public Management (ICPM 2012) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 294 EP - 299 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm.2012.67 DO - 10.2991/icpm.2012.67 ID - Supthpun2012/08 ER -