Nong-Wah Agricultural Village initially operates by Charoen Pokphand Group cooperated with Amphur Panom Sarakram and Bangkok Bank in order to help poor farmers to enhance better lives with sustainable occupations. Farmers were provided supports in many ways as follows:
Construction of homes and swine house, and circulated fund
Academic knowledge offer
The project is four-handed cooperation between private organization, governmental agency, bank, and farmers. It is established in 1978, at Nong Wah Agricultural Village, Chachoengsao.
To trail on combination agricultural development and to increase farmers incomes.
To reduce risk in agricultural price and to ensure farmers’ status in returning fund back to financial institution.
To add value to agricultural products.
To keep the plentiful in soil and to protect the forest.
Local Governmental Agency
Charoen Pokphand Group
Criterions for Project
The committee is consisted of governmental agency, CP Group, and bank. Farmers, who brought their own land joining in the project, will automatically be eligible for the program. However, other farmers who were eligible must obtain sincerity, love to farming and animal raising, free from disgusting disease, and be well habit. Selected farmers will be sent to train for 2 weeks, then after completed training, farmers can work in the project/program without paying fee. In addition, farmers will receive:
24 rais of land
A swine house
Swine breeds, farming equipments, feed, medicine
Procedure (1st phase)
Financial : all farmers loan fund from Bangkok Bank which CP Group plays as a guarantor.
Farmers are responsible for production cost, which is a profit guarantee on swine production. This is in accordance to help farmers in returning back loan to the bank and receive enough income for their livings.
50 farmers, who participate in program, will learn on how to do swine farming and plant growing.
Nong-Wah Agricultural Village is responsible on swine farming.
Nong-Wah Agricultural Village is responsible for constructing feed mill where produces feed for swine in the project.
Nong-Wah Agricultural Village receives academic supports not only in breed, but only in feed, medicine, raw materials, farming equipments, and advices from husbandry.
Charoen Pokphand Group is responsible for marketing terms. The company will provide distribution channels and performs as a risk taker when a market price is fluctuating.
Procedure (2nd phase: since April 1, 1987)
After farmers completely returned loans to bank, Charoen Pokphand Group also gave ownership to farmers’ right. A group of farmers has gathered together and set up “Nong Wah Agricultural Village Co.,Ltd.,” by divided as following:
Owner of farmers’ property such as houses, swine houses, and land allocations.
Owner of farmers-company’s property such as swine finishing farms and central property.