Impact of Different Educational Provision for Increasing the Production Efficiency of Paddy Cultivators

Tidarat Chocksuchat


The objectives of this study were to study the educational effects and production efficiency of participant peasants in educational provision of the governmental and non-governmental organizations, to identify an influence of educational effects and other variables on production efficiency of peasants, and to suggest guidelines for educational provision to increase production efficiency of peasants in a sustainable agriculture. The analytical tools included descriptive statistics and OLS estimates applied on data collected from 209 sampled peasants during 2006/2007 farming season. Content analysis, applied on classified information was also obtained from the key informants. The result showed that most peasants were not different in their knowledge, use of knowledge and their paradigms were in the medium level. Their production efficiency had increased after the participation in training and all ending the lectures conducted by the governmental and non-governmental organizations. This was one major variable which had an influence on their production efficiency along with other variables as the OLS had revealed. Most variables had positive coefficients which implied that if peasants could make use of these variables appropriately in both quantities and qualities, it would result in increasing production efficiency. The characteristics of educational provision approaches should be appropriate for peasants, namely participation and learning by doing. In addition, the governmental and non-governmental organizations should have policies on educational provision extension for peasants simultaneously. Because of the appropriate educational provision, it could increase production efficiency of peasants in sustainable agriculture

Keyword: Educational provision gui

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