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His Majesty the King accompanied by the Queen  
   
His Majesty the King accompanied by the Queen  
   
His Majesty the King and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn  
   

Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang.

While visiting hilltribes at Pak Pai village A.Fang, Chiangmai Province , His Majesty the King accompanied by the Queen had found from people in the area that Doi Angkhang had cold climate and the majority of hilltribes grew opium poppy but still poor moreover; they did slash and burn and shifting cultivation which would bring disaster to the country in the future.


As The King has known that hilltribes had an income from growing opium the same with they had grew peaches also Kasetsart University has done the research about temperate fruits therefore; His Majesty The King gave his private fund 1,500 baht for buying a piece of land at Doi Angkhang. After that The King had command to established The Royal Project Foundation in 1969 by under the directorship of H.S.H. Bhisatej Rajani as the chairman of Royal Project which mainly working on research about temperate fruits, flowers and vegetables to be the sample for the agriculturists to do for their living. Later H.M. naming it “Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang”.
  The majority of hilltribes grew opium poppy.
   
  The area in the past


Location Weather Population


Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang located in Ban Khum Village, M.5 Mae ngon Sub district, Amphure Fang, Chiang Mai Province and average point above sea level is 1,400 meters .The agricultural research area in the station covers 1,989 rai (318.24 hectare) and there are nine villages that the station take responsible which include Ban luang, Ban Khum, Ban Nor lae , Ban pang Ma, Ban PaKa , Ban khob Dong, Ban Pa Dang , Ban Sinchai and Ban Tamngob moreover; in these villages have four tribes of people Thai yai, Black Lahu , Palong , and Chinese yunnanese . Furthermore; Doi Angkhang has cool weather all through the year which average temperature is 17.7 degree celsius for highest temperature is 35-38 degree celsius on April and lowest on January is -3 degree celsius and average rainfall 2,075 mm. per year.






Three main implement of station tasks are :

Research on Highland Agriculture  
   

Research on Highland Agriculture

 
   

1.Research on Highland Agriculture


Being 1,400 meters above sea level, the temperature at The Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang is cool all year round which makes this station the main research station for temperate fruits, flowers, medicinal plants such as peaches, pears, persimmon, kiwifruit, blueberry and strawberry and temperate flower over 50 kinds like roses, begonia, azalea and herbs. Research also includes fast growing plants both local and international breeds such as various kinds of bamboo, Chinese tea, linseed and wheat.

Promoting and Training Tasks  
   
Promoting and Training Tasks  
   
Promoting and Training Tasks  
   

2.Promoting and Training Tasks


The Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang is one of Thailand most important center for highland crops growing therefore; in each year there are a lot of public, private agencies and farmers have visited Angkhang station. Thus; Angkhang station has established training center to publicize highland agriculture technology to train students also officers all through the year.

Career Development and Extension Tasks  
   

Career Development and Extension Tasks

 
   

3.Career Development and Extension Tasks


Palong, Yunanese and Black Lahu are three tribes that the Royal Project Foundation and other government sectors, through The Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang, have developed and improved their occupations. Main important activities include the development of water resources, plantation planting, the promoting of growing proper temperate fruits, vegetables, cut-flowers, tea and strawberry and social awareness in conserving the natural environment and reforestation. Other development activities introduced are such as bamboo weaving training, dolls making from ebukae grass, co-operation establishment, conversation awareness program for community development activities ranging from environmental conservation, social conservation of typical garment, proper trash handling, and preparation for agro tourism in villages. At present other than cash crops grown, farmer also obtain extra cash of approximately 60,000 baht per household from growing temperate fruits, flowers and sales of handmade souvenirs to tourists.


Structure Organization


Extension and Development Section


Extension and Development Section  
   
Extension and Development Section  
   
Extension and Development Section  
   

                   Extension and Development Section is working under Angkhang Royal Project Development Center which take an action on promote highland agriculture work for the tribe people in 5 main villages and 4 more extra villages. They grow different kind of crops like organic vegetables, temperate fruits, ornamental flowers, organic tea, herbs, field crops and raise an animal. All these promoting crops are certified in various standards for example the Organic Thailand certification from Department of Agriculture for organic vegetables, tea, herbs and coffee moreover; GAP and GMP are the certification that crops and tea factory at Angkhang station have got to certified our standard.

                   For the tourism, Angkhang Royal Project Development Center has assisted the tribe by training about food safety, handicraft work and being local guide. Furthermore; there are more activities which related with reforestation and environmental preservation like vetiver grass planting, making liquid organic fertilizer using in farmer field, growing community forest for multipurpose in the villages and make firebreaks to stop fire in summer season.

                   Extension and Development Section consider the safety of the manufacture and consumer under the national and international standard together with the conservation of environment to continue the sustainable development in the future.







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