Program Case Studies

The Sufficiency Thinking in Sustainable Development program has been designed to showcase the SEP and how it has been implemented in different parts of Thai society.

Sampran Riverside Farm

The “Sampran Model” features a practical adaptation of King Bhumibol’s “Explosion from Within” in the context of local business development.

Mr. Arrut Nawarat, the project’s mastermind, is an ardent advocate of integrated organic agriculture. Farmers’ produce is directly delivered to customers at reasonable prices. The aim is to put the community’s production-related economic, social and environmental systems on a sustainable basis.

Royally-Initiated Laem Phak Bia Environmental Research and Development Project (LERD)

Using the principle of “Nature cures nature”, the late King Bhumibol initiated Laem Phak Bia Royal Project to treat wastewater and organic solid waste through environmentally and ecologically sustainable methods. Local people are encouoraged to use the area to grow economic crops for wastewater filtration and to fish in regenerated mangrove forest areas.

Wastewater is treated through use of oxidation ponds, constructed wetlands, and mangrove forests that filter wastewater from the municipality of Phetchaburi.

Wat Don Sai School

With various projects implemented by students, the school is now serving as a vital learning center for those who are interested in SEP in practice. Ban Don Sai Rice Mill, an example of the school’s outstanding projects, guarantees enough produce to nourish all the students as well as allows the community to purchase its own milled rice at low prices.

Amphawa-Chaipattananurak Conservation Project

The chemical-free, mixed-crop garden is promoted not only as a place that exhibits Amphawa local wisdom and art of living, but also a ground as a space for farmers to exchange their knowledge in “sufficiency-style” agriculture.

Also provided is a space for local people to display and sell their products, bringing income and a great “vibe” of unity to the community.

Paper Plant of SCG

SCG Packaging PLC can provide many answers to questions about commercial adaptation of the SEP model for sustainability.

Their Ratchaburi factory focuses on managing resources wisely and efficiently. To reduce environmental effects, resources are recycled in forms of energy or raw materials to be utilized again in the production process.

Maintaining good bio-diversity and improving quality of life in the surrounding communities is another facet of the SCG Packaging drive for sustainability.

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