Chonburi officials briefed on sufficiency-economy agriculture plan

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Chonburi officials were briefed on a new Interior Ministry campaign to promote the self-sufficiency of farmers and rural communities following principles espoused by HM the King.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai chaired the Feb. 11 Sufficiency Economy Development for Agriculture meeting, naming a local operations team and joining other local officials in watching a video presentation to be broadcast on NBT.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai chairs the recent Sufficiency Economy Development for Agriculture meeting in Chonburi.

The agricultural-sufficiency drive is one of 17 strategies in a strategic plan for integrated development prepared by the Interior Ministry.

In the afternoon, the meeting watched the broadcast and explained and accepted policies from Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda.

A presentation of the video-driven process followed, stressing self-sufficiency in agriculture, rural areas, water-resource development, expense reduction and income supplementation.

Prasart Pasiri, deputy secretary-general of the Office of the Royal Development Project Board, then presented a report on the first strategy aimed to drive sufficiency economy development in agriculture.

Finally, Kritsada Boonraj, permanent secretary of for the ministry, and Apichat Todilokwej, director-general of the Community Development Department, laid out policies and explained community data collection, respectively.

Chonburi Province has appointed a subcommittee to drive local adoption of the policy.