On 11 September 1983, His Majesty the King gave an initiative to consider establishing a centre to collect studies, researches and experimentations on various topics of agricultural knowledge and demonstrate the results in the form of a living natural museum. The centre is also aimed to provide a comprehensive service or a “one-stop service” for farmers and the general public and serves as the model of success in agricultural development and occupational promotion. Following that, His Majesty delivered a number of initiatives regarding various topics on different occasions as follows:
- Alternative energy: In 1985, His Majesty gave an initiative concerning alternative energy by considering the cultivation of sugarcane and cassava to extract alcohol to be mixed with benzene and become gasohol. Another consideration was to plant physic nuts for extracting oil which can be used in place of diesel. Then in 2008, His Majesty gave an initiative to the executives of the Ministry of Science and Technology at the Chitralada Palace stating that the use of biodiesel among the farmers or with the diesel engine should be promoted widely and soon.
- Soil acidity aggravation: In 1984, 1987, 1990, 1992 and 1993, His Majesty suggested that the Centre experiment on making the soil extremely acidic to the point that plants could not grow and conduct a study on soil improvement for agricultural uses to offer solutions for soil acidity among the farmers in Narathiwat province. Moreover, there should be additional studies to monitor the change of soil acidity.
- Improvement of soil acidity at Khok Krathom Village: In 1993, His Majesty advised the Centre to develop the areas where the soil was acidic but with a good irrigation system similar to the implementation at Khok It – Khok Nai Village.
- Extension work: In 1992, His Majesty suggested the Centre to extend the results from the studies to Khok It – Khok Nai Village by developing the areas which are not productive for rice cultivation. Once successful, these results should be extended to the areas with a complete irrigation system.
- The Royal-initiated Bang Nara Basin Development Project: In 1999, Her Majesty the Queen gave an initiative for the Centre to improve the implementations of the Royal-initiated Bang Nara Basin Development Project by encouraging the farmers to make an effective use of land and ensuring that the project meet the objectives set.
- Improvement of the nutrition of children aged between 0 – 72 months: In 1988 and 1993, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn gave an initiative to improve the nutritional conditions of the children aged between 0 – 72 months in Narathiwat Province where children faced with a serious nutritional problem and which was different from other provinces regarding the acceptance of the change in eating habits.
- Child Development Centre: In 1990, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn initiated the establishment of a Child Development Centre to take care of the children aged between 2 – 5 years and ensure that they grow up with proper developments.