Innovation of Community Potential Development in Khlong Luang district, Pathum Thani province

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Pinyapat Nakpibal, Metharat Chantanee


This research had the following purposes :1) to study the participatory community potential; 2) to search for innovation of community potential development; 3) to study the impact of innovation on community in Khlong Luang district, Pathum Thani province. The data was collected by in-depth interviews, group discussion and SWOT analysis from key informants, such as the community leader, the chairman and the members of career group and community-based tourism group. The result showed that the community leader was a professional agriculturist, a positive and systematic person as well as having a sweeping vision. Moreover, the community worked together to utilize the resources and solve the problems. The agriculturists in this research area also took the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy and the new theory of agriculture to develop the community and showed the way of living with community based on“Home, Temple, School”. There was a sufficiency economy learning center with the government sponsorship. The innovations for community potential development were product and service innovations, marketing innovation and process innovation including the impact of innovation on community which was teamworking.  Community networks were established and the income of the community was increased.

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