Water management model for sustainable agriculture, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand

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Tawatchai Chuansomboom, Sudawan Somjai, Saroj Wasuwanit


This research has been carried out to study: 1) the level of public policy; budget; educational institute, public participation, production process and water management for sustainble agriculture; 2) the impacts of government policy, budget, educational institute, public participation and production process on water management for sustainable agriculture; and 3) Water management approach for sustainable agriculture in Nakorn Ratchasima Province. This quantitative research employs the sampling size of400 farmers who irrigate water for their farming; while the qualitative research focuses on the data collection from nine experts on water management at the provincial level, on irrigation experts, and local farmers who are using water for their farming. The research result reveals 1) the impact of the government policy, budget, educational institutes, public participation, production process on water management approach are at the in the medium level; 2) the government policy, public participation, budget and educational institutes directly impacts on water management for the sustainable agriculture; 3) Approach for water management for the sustainable agricuture must be implemented together with the integration of government policy, public participation, allocation of sufficient budget and close cooperation with the educational institutes to train and educate farmers who actually irrigatete water for their agricultures.

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