Learning Center for preservation of Local Durian in Nonthaburi

Learning Center for preservation of Local Durian in Nonthaburi

Local Durian Preservation and Restoration Project in Nonthaburi Durian planting areas in Nonthaburi is currently reduced significantly due to several elements such as several flood situations since 1995, 2002, 2006 and lastly the biggest flood in 2011 which was affected damage to almost all existed Durian lanting areas. The planting area is now reduced to 43 Rai of land and there are formerly more 100 seedlings of Durian, it is currently reduced merely to 50 seedlings. After such disaster has gone, some orchardists in Nonthaburi province stop planting Durian and turn to grow low cost plants with rapid crops more.

Moreover, there is expansion of urbanization, road construction increases in many directions which may cause Durian planting area reduces rapidly and government organization, Thailand Tobacco Monopoly realize the importance to accelerate restoration and preservation Durian orchard as well as maintaining Durian orchard and expanding Durian planting area and provides promotion Preservation and Restoration of Nonthaburi’s Durian Club to organize “Preservation of Local Durian of Nonthaburi Project” which fund used to preserve and expand local Durian grafts totally 8,000 pieces as well as providing establishment of “Learning Center to preserve local Durian of Nonthaburi” which is situated at Mr. Karn’s orchard 92/1 Soi Bangkrang 63, Moo 2, Tambon Bangkrang, Amphoe Muang, Nonthaburi province 11000 and it is hoped that there still be enough area for studying Durian completely in Nonthaburi province.

 

 

 

 

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