... the end of this very challenging year of COVID-19, Thais around the world are commemorating our National Day on 5
December, which is also the birthday of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, Thai Father’s Day, and World Soil Day. All these occasions remind us of how our nation has evolved this far and what institutional forces have kept such progress moving.
Old friends of Thailand might be familiar with stories about the monarchy, whose dedication to nation-building and development are intrinsically interwoven into every chapter of our history. The royal family’s cherished commitment towards the welfare of her people ...
The King and the Cloud – the story behind the Royal Rainmaking Project
Droughts have always prevailed in the plateau of Isan, the Thai nickname for the northeastern region of Thailand, where almost half of its population are farmers. Dependent on rainfall to sustain their crops, farmers would traditionally gather at the beginning of the wet season to shoot homemade
rockets to the sky to ask the weather god to ...
... on the occasion of the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, and Father’s Day at Peacock Room, Imperial Hotel. More than 900 of Thai and Japanese people including representatives ... ... one of the most significant days of Thai people including the reason that the day was chosen by United Nations as “World Soil Day” to recognised in memory and with respect to His Late Majesty’s work dedicating for the sustainable management ...
... companies and other entities that have organised remarkable and engaging World Soil Day activities or campaigns to demonstrate the importance of soils for all to submit applications for the World Soil Day Award.
The Award is sponsored by the Kingdom of Thailand and comprises a World Soil Day Medal, a prize of 15,000 USD and a paid trip to Thailand. The Award Laureate will be honoured on 5 December 2018 in Thailand in conjunction with the celebration of the World Soil Day, 5th December.
For more information and application procedures,...
... eventually formed the basis of various royal development projects aimed at improving the lives and welfare of Thai-Muslims in Thailand.
The late King Bhumibol's work approach was based on the principles of “Understand, Access,... ... participation.
For example, some areas in the Southern provinces faced challenges such as drought and soil
conditions of high salinity and acidity content. His Majesty’s solution was to provide specific species of plants and ...
... effectiveness of farming methods, using modern techniques such as crop substitution, water management, reversing the effects of soil erosion, along with inventions and innovations such as artificial rainmaking, the Chaipattana Aerator and generating renewable ... ... domestically and abroad. Ultimately, this resulted in a significant improvement in the livelihood and welfare of the majority of Thailand's farmers.
In this holistic approach to sustainable development, His Majesty was a visionary ...
... gifts and leaflets about Thai tourism, culture and food.
This year’s festival was even more special as the year 2012 marks the 125
anniversary of Japan - Thailand diplomatic relations and the 400
anniversary of Nagamasa Yamada’s landing on the soil of Ayutthaya. Yamada was a Japanese samurai who traveled to Thailand in Ayutthaya period, served for the Thai Army and was later granted a title of “Okya Senaphimuk”. Many Japanese and Thai residents in Shizuoka area participated in the festival and enjoyed tasting Thai food, shopping at handicrafts shops,...
... example, growing vetiver grass to prevent the erosion of top soil, as well as to conserve soil and water; improving deteriorated soil for natural farming; refores tation without planting; building check dams in the forests to conserve watershed areas; and ... ... in dire need of assistance.
Vetiver Grass Development Project
The Vetiver Grass Development Projecthas been in operation in Thailand since 1991. Due to the internationally recognized results of the project, Thailand has organized international seminars ...