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Puparn Royal Development Study Centre, Mueang Sakon Nakhon District, Sakon Nakhon Province

Royal Initiatives:

On 25 November 1982, His Majesty the King gave an initiative to consider launching a project to seek water supply for the Puparn Royal Development Study Centre. The objectives were to support the studies and experimentations on various topics of agricultural development as deemed appropriate to serve as models for the farmers to apply on their own lands. His Majesty also advised that the Centre provide comprehensive technical and academic services to encourage people’s participation in the implementation process.


1. To function as the centre of study, research, and experimentation on agricultural development as deemed appropriate as well as the centre of knowledge transfer serving as a model for farmers to apply on their own lands.

2. To conserve and rehabilitate forests and the natural resources to their original fertile condition parallel with preserving the water sources to improve the water quality.

3. To maintain the capacity of the centre as the centre of data collection and training and the technical-oriented eco-tourism site for the interested public.


Areas of Implementation:

The activity areas of the Puparn Royal Development Study Centre, Na Nok Khao Village, Huai Yang Subdistrict, Mueang District, Sakon Nakhon Province

Responsible Agencies:

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Royal Irrigation Department


Years of Implementation:

Since 1982


    1. Conducting of studies and researches on the following topics:

    - Fishery: raising of striped snake-headed fish and common climbing perch fish using food tablets etc.

    - Agriculture: integrated farming, processing of farm produce, mushroom culture, cultivation of field crops, cultivation of para rubber, horticulture etc.

    - Rice cultivation: use of liquid fertilizer, study on excellent rice varieties, rice cultivation with economic vegetables

    - Mulberry cultivation and silkworm culture: production of organic mulberry, silk weaving etc.

    - Animal husbandry: raising and development of Tajima breed of meat cattle etc.

    - Forestry: study on the flow of water from natural forests, the role of check dams towards the flow of water and trapping of sediments, analyzing of forest resources, collection of herbal plants, rehabilitation of watershed forests etc.

    - Soil improvement: the change of soil attributes, the use of liquid fertilizer produced from cattle blood in producing cassava and animal feed etc.

    - Development of indicators concerning irrigation, soil, forest and agricultural activities etc.

    1. Promotion of the extension work related with the topics of studies and researches as well as training which includes

    - Raising of aquatic animals such as raising fish in floating baskets, raising fish in cement ponds, raising fish with chickens and ducks, raising fish with pigs, raising frogs etc.

    - Propagation of aquatic animals

    - Fish raising for the Agriculture for Lunch Project at schools

    - Soil improvement: promoting the use of

    organic matters in place of chemicals,

    improving various types of soil including

    acidic soil, saline soil, sandy soil and

    deteriorated soil

    - Agricultural development: integrated farming, cultivating toxin-free vegetables, raising chickens on fish ponds and mushroom culture in vegetable plots

    - Processing of agricultural produce such as bean noodle, sugarcane, rosella, cassava, fruits, animal products etc.

    - Mushroom culture: producing mushroom medium

    - Cultivation of field crops such as sugarcane, maize, peas, cassava, soy beans, physic nuts.

    - Cultivation of para rubber: technology in establishing a para rubber plantation

    - Cultivation of horticultural plants such as guavas, lychees, longans, rambutans, dragon fruits, organic vegetables and maintenance of nurseries

    - Cultivation of rice: producing organic rice and brown rice, collecting and conserving rice genetics, pre- and post-harvest plants etc.

    - Cultivation of mulberry: producing good varieties of mulberry, silkworm culture etc.

    - Public health: healthcare services based on modern and traditional treatment, training courses on foot massage, body massage, Thai traditional massage, economic herbal plants, the knowledge on herbal plants etc.

    - Animal husbandry: improving the health of native cattle parent stocks, caring and treating animals, raising milch cattle, raising pigs, raising “Puparn” black chickens, raising turkeys, raising muscovy ducks, growing animal fodder etc.

    - Model villages: community activities mobile forums to develop the villages, workshops for MCs and community leaders etc.

    - Cottage industry: training on the upgrading of local silk, local cotton and packaging etc.

    - Forestry development: raising economic wildlife, promoting the cultivation of three kinds of forest for four benefits, training on eco-tourism

    1. Conservation of the natural resources and the environment:

    - Development of forests: improving check dams, preserving forests, conserving plant genetics etc.

    - Mulberry cultivation and silkworm culture: conserving silkworm species etc.


  1. The project serves as the centre of studies, researches and demonstrations of different fields of agricultural development where the interested farmers can request study visits and training to develop their own occupations.
  2. The project helps preserve the fertile condition of the forests and the natural resources in order to be the watershed areas.
  3. The project offers the farmers in the areas and nearby provinces an opportunity to learn the knowledge and technology suitable with various patterns of agricultural development.
  4. The project enables the people to have supplementary occupations and uplifts their living condition particularly those living in 22 villages and obtaining direct benefits.