Promotion of Community Participation for Saline Soil Remediation by Alternative Technology of Bio-Organic Fertilizers and Nano Material at Krabueang Yai, Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Keywords:Community participation, Saline soil, Alternative technology, Bio-organic fertilizers, Nanomaterial
This paper is applied research to create changes in the community. The objectives of this research were the study of the bio-organic fertilizer production process in Ban-Toey Community Enterprise at Krabueang Yai, Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province and promoting the community participation in the remediation of saline soil by the alternative technology such as bio-organic fertilizers and nanomaterial. The research methodology of this study was carried out by studying the data sources and information from the community and on-site events or activities Moreover, in-depth interviews, group discussions, observation, questionnaires demonstrations were also carried out in order to transfer knowledge from the laboratory outcome to the community. The result was found that promotion of community participation for saline soil remediation by alternative technology of bioorganic fertilizers and nanomaterials at Krabueang Yai were operated by share and learn activities, in-depth interviews, group discussion, observation and questionnaires. The demonstrations were also carried out in order to transfer knowledge from the laboratory outcome to the community. After the activities, it was found that the community changes including a deep understanding of the saline soil solutions, production of bio-organic fertilizer, nanotechnology and soil tests. Moreover, Ban-Toey villagers planned to establish soil quality analysis services during the soil adjustment of the field and agricultural area. A cooperative creating was to resolve saline soil problems. In addition, the view of the participants should be changed that nanomaterial could be nonexpensive. Participants who were more liberal on new ideas such as nanotechnology can be the better starting point for the solving of saline soil problems and alternatively helping the community to increase agricultural productivity and benefits.
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