The Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office ML Panadda Diskul gave the keynote speech at 3 p.m. on March 5, 2016 at Mae Jo University after visiting the province in the morning. He spoke on the concept of the Pracharat strategy and Thai agricultural development. Pracharat is the notion that everyone in the country is involved in its development.
He also attended an exhibition to promote sustainable agriculture and handed out certificates to people involved in self-management of their communities.
Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office ML Panadda Diskul gave the keynote lecture on the Pracharat strategy at a recent academic seminar on agriculture and the sufficiency economy.
The five day seminar was organized to discuss government policies and plans on safe food and sustainable agriculture. The Prachart strategy will include the general public, academics and local administration organizations in participating in planning and strategy. The government and private sector will support the foundation of an independent entity at the national level to determine the mechanics and budget of sustainable agriculture promotion, to promote establishment of community markets of sustainable agriculture at all levels.
Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office ML Panadda Diskul, organizers, lecturers and staff at Mae Jo University for the seminar.
The strategy will also work to create a new generation of farmers promoting the use of healthy agriculture, maintain natural resources and self-management of sustainable agriculture based on the sufficiency economy principles. The government will support academic institutions to bring graduates home to be entrepreneurs in sustainable agriculture. These policies aim to support the country’s reformation in accordance with the strategy of development for stability, sustainability, and reduction of disparity and conflict in Thai society. They also support management of development according to the “Pracharat” direction and sufficiency economy for sustainability.