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Strengthen the production cost management of rice planting, the Ontai Rice Seed Center Community Enterprise in Sankamphaeng district, Chiang Mai
The participatory action research aimed to strengthen the cost management of rice planting. The population included 28 farmers of the Ontai Rice Seed Center Community Enterprise in Sankamphaeng district, Chiang Mai. The interview form was the research tool for collecting data and the arrangement of community forums was the tool for development. Qualitative data were analyzed by checking the completeness of data which is complied with the objectives of research.
This study found that the members of the Ontai rice seed center community enterprise computed the production cost structure of rice planting incorrectly. They could explain the meaning and could analyze the production cost structure of rice planting only in some item. After attending the community forums, the members could compute the production cost and profit/loss of rice planting correctly and completely. That action enhanced their ability of cost management and consequently leaded to the reduction of production costs. Moreover, the members could use these data for planning to strengthen the rice planting management by focusing on self-reliance, instead of employing the others, and using good quality of rice seed, as well as consulting academics of agriculture in order to learn the proper method of rice field management.
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