Small Farmer Development Programme in Thailand. Post-Project Study. PP 4

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ISSN 1020-122X


Based on the work of Lawrence Dwight

Rome, 1994

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1. Introduction

1.1 The Small Farmer Development Program (SFDP)
1.2 PPP Methodology
1.3 The Thai Economy
1.4 Fifth and Sixth Economic and Social Development Plans
1.5 Department of Agricultural Extension
1.6 Description of Agricultural Regions

2. The Small Farmer Development Program

2.1 Methodology of the Study
2.2 Baseline Survey
2.3 Classification of Farmers
2.4 Group Formation
2.5 Group Structure
2.6 Level of Organization - Rules and Structure
2.7 Participation
2.8 Participatory Monitoring and On-Going Evaluation
2.9 Linkages
2.10 The Role of Women
2.11 Savings Groups
2.12 Credit

3. Institutionalization of the PPP Methodology within the Thai Government (DOAE)

3.1 Objectives of the SFDP
3.2 Extent of Institutionalization
3.3 Training of Group Organizers
3.4 Causes of Institutionalization
3.5 Successor Programs

4. Lessons from the Small Farmer Development Program

4.1 The Critical Role of the Group Organizer
4.2 Intensity of Training
4.3 Membership of SFDP groups
4.4 Targeting the Poorest of the Poor
4.5 Cultural and Political Factors
4.6 Duration of the Project
4.7 The Small Farmer Development Program as a Model
4.8 Cost Effectiveness
4.9 Administrative Oversight
4.10 Coordinator in FAO/RAPA office

5. Conclusions



Appendix I. Thai Land and Agricultural Statistics
Appendix II. Discussion Format for Interviews at Group Level
Appendix III. List of Interviewees