Study Tour on Modern Agriculture

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On 18 February DEPDC’s Half Day School (HDS) went on a field trip to visit two agricultural development centers which are located close to Mae Sai. The Prince Chakraband Pensiri Center for Plant Development and the Tea Oil and Plant Oils Development Center, which are both operated by the Chaipattana Foundation.

In the morning, our students visited the Prince Chakraband Pensiri Center for Plant Development, where they got an introduction into the center’s work during a tour through the fields. They learned about the development of plants that produce a good yield, a good product quality, and are disease-resistant. The center does research on traditional Thai crops, as well as on foreign ones.

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Additionally, the center does research on organic fertilizers and distributes seeds to the local farming communities around Mae Sai.

After the tour, HDS’s students had a picnic at a small park belonging to the center.

In the afternoon, the Tea Oil and Plant Oils Development Center received our students and gave them a chance to learn about oil plant farming and the production process of tea oil (Made from Camellia oleifera. Not to be confused with Camellia sinensis which is used to produce green and black teas). Additionally to tea oil, which is mainly used for cooking, cosmetics, and medicine, the center does research on oils from plants like sunflowers, lavender, and others.

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After a long day, our students walked back to school and could go home tired but happy. DEPDC would like to thank the staff of both centers for receiving our school and for giving us interesting tours around the centers.

To learn more about the Prince Chakraband Pensiri Center for Plant Development, click here:

English short info (please scroll down)

Thai

To learn more about the Tea Oil and Plant Oils Development Center, click here:

English short info (please scroll down)

Thai

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