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๑๑. Holistic Approach

          In granting the royal initiatives on any projects, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadaj the Great would consider the situation that happened while relatively seeking for solutions in a comprehensive way. His Majesty the Late King called this “holistic approach” which means looking at matters in a comprehensive way while identifying the solutions coherently based on systematic and consistent consideration on all factors of the problems. An example is the New Theory Farming Practice which has three stages:

          First stage: This stage concerns the proper management of land, calculated from the farmers’ average land holding of 1.6 – 2.4 hectares (10 - 15 rai) and water sources which are the fundamental factors for making a living. This will enable them to become self-reliant, meaning having enough to live on and to live for.

          Second stage: Famers are encouraged to form into groups or cooperatives for management and selling of the surplus products.

          Third stage: Formed groups and communities are unified and strengthened to be comprehensively ready before being exposed to the changing society and uplifting the community enterprises to reach the next step of success.