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

For more info, visit http://sampranriverside.com/ in particular http://sampranriverside.com/community/



The “Sampran Model” features a practical adaptation of King Bhumibol’s “Explosion from Within” (meaning a self-motivated call to action) 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.
Skillful organic farmer at Sampran
Sampran model workshop for visitor
Organic farmer who grow the salad vegetables for visitors' lunch
Organic farmer who grow the salad vegetables for visitors' lunch
Organic fertilizer
Sookjai Market
  • Skillful organic farmer at Sampran
  • Sampran model workshop for visitor
  • Organic farmer who grow the salad vegetables for visitors' lunch
  • Organic farmer who grow the salad vegetables for visitors' lunch
  • Organic fertilizer
  • Sookjai Market
  • Skillful organic farmer at Sampran

    Credit: http://www.sampranmodel.com/en/
  • Sampran model workshop for visitor

    Credit: http://www.sampranmodel.com/en/
  • Organic farmer who grow the salad vegetables for visitors' lunch

    Credit: http://www.sampranmodel.com/en/
  • Organic farmer who grow the salad vegetables for visitors' lunch

    Credit: http://www.sampranmodel.com/en/
  • Organic fertilizer

    Credit: http://www.sampranmodel.com/en/
  • Sookjai Market

    Credit: http://www.sampranmodel.com/en/
  • Skillful organic farmer at Sampran
  • Sampran model workshop for visitor
  • Organic farmer who grow the salad vegetables for visitors' lunch
  • Organic farmer who grow the salad vegetables for visitors' lunch
  • Organic fertilizer
  • Sookjai Market

SAMPRAN MODEL

For the last 6 years, Sampran Riverside has been engaging with local farmers of Nakornpatom province promoting organic agriculture through the Sampran Model. The project operates under the Bliss Foundation with funding from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the Thailand Research Fund.

Conventional farmers mostly depend on middlemen who dictate price and specifications for their produce. Farmers therefore could never name their price, yet at the same time, could never control their costs due to the rising price of agrochemicals. Farmers’ debt problems worsen whilst their health and environment deteriorate with the prolonged use of agrochemicals. This vicious cycle applies to most farmers who account for approximately 35% of Thailand’s population. Therefore, most of our country’s socio-economic problems could be resolved by addressing this unbalanced and destructive food supply-chain problem. Of late, Mr. Arrut has helped local organic farmers expand their customer base to major hotels in Bangkok.

Location

Km 32 Pet Kasem Road, Sampran,
Nakorn Pathom, 73110 Thailand
Tel: +66 34 322 544 , +66 34 322 588-93
Fax: +66 34 322 775

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