Highland Research and Development Institute (HRDI)

The Highland Research and Development Institute (HRDI), a public-funded organization, is committed to promoting food security, poverty alleviation and ecosystem health in mountain regions, currently covering 1 066 communities in 20 provinces of Thailand. HRDI has integrated two-fold services of research-based innovation and livelihood development. The HRDI action and applied research programmes aim to enhance agriculture productivity amid several challenges, namely: sloping surfaces, climate variability, product competitiveness and low literacy rates. The research programmes have been carried out by in-house researchers and partner institutions. The extension programme has embedded major environmental-friendly production that includes good agriculture practices, biological extract usage and organic standards to ensure that mountain farming has generated both sufficient income and maintains a healthy ecosystem. Alternative crops and farming technology are carefully selected based on trial research in farmer plots that are applicable in different  elevations, socio-economic contexts and market access and community engagement levels.

Member category Nongovernmental Organizations
Country Thailand
Area Asia and the Pacific
Geographic focus of work North (90%) and Northwest (10%) of Thailand
Specific Region(s) North and Northwest of Thailand
Head Rujira Rimphadee
Focal Point title Head of Research Program Section
Focal Point Kesaraporn Sreechun
Alternate Focal Point Pedcharada Yusuk
Address 65 Moo 1 Suthep Road, Amphoe Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Telephone 006653328496
Email kesaraporns@hrdi.or.th
Email 2 pedcharaday@hrdi.or.th
Website http://www.hrdi.or.th/
30/04/2015
Electoral Group Asia and the Pacific Major Groups
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