GOOD PRACTICES OF ON-FARM/IN SITU CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF TROPICAL FRUIT TREE DIVERSITY IN THAILAND

S. Somsri, P. Sripinta, T. Nimkingrat, S. Changprasert, M. Issarakraisila, N. Dumampai , C. Noppornphan
An investigation through survey questionnaires, interviews, and community group meetings to identify and document several sets of good practices in various regions of Thailand was conducted during 2010-2011. Results showed that five cases of good practices were identified as follows: (1) farmers in Chiang Mai used side grafting as propagation techniques in multiplying local and commercial mango cultivars in the hilly landscape areas near forest buffer zone, (2) farmers in Si Sa Ket had developed a unique way of producing grilled chicken with the sticks of Garcinia fusca, (3) value addition of a local food, spicy pork curry seasoned with G. cowa leaves through collective actions and marketing by women groups was identified as a good practice in Chanthaburi, (4) farmers in in Nakhon Si Thammarat had developed a wide range of products from Garcinia and Nephelium fruit species and established agro-tourism activities, and (5) farmers in Trang have created their own way of orchard cultural practices.
Somsri, S., Sripinta, P., Nimkingrat, T., Changprasert, S., Issarakraisila, M., Dumampai , N. and Noppornphan, C. (2014). GOOD PRACTICES OF ON-FARM/IN SITU CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF TROPICAL FRUIT TREE DIVERSITY IN THAILAND. Acta Hortic. 1024, 261-265
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1024.35
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1024.35
side grafting, nursery management, food security, agro-tourism
English

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