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ANG TOEY VILLAGE (บ้านอ่างเตย)
Ang Toey Village is located at village no. 9, Ta Takiap Sub-District, Ta Takiap District, Chachoengsao Province. It is situated 75 kilometers from Chachoengsao, occupying 24,000 acres of land, of which approximately 9,000 acres are used for diversified plantations such as cassava, rubber, eucalyptus and pineapple etc. and 3,000 acres are rice paddy fields. In 1996 the village was also selected to be part of PTT reforestation project, which followed the Reforestation Campaign in Commemoration of the Royal Golden Jubilee. The village headman is Mr. Praiwal Khumprasit. Majority of local people came from the lower Northeastern part of Thailand. At present, there are 320 households with total population of 1464. The success of the whole village was recognized since the year 2007.
Ang Toey Village is a small, close-knitted community. It started off as a small scale farming community then expanded to diversified farming and occupations. Villagers are hard working persons and self-reliant I.e. they worked and produced for their own consumptions initially. Villagers started off as being farmers but as time went by, they realized that rice farming was not sufficient and was not good for their soil so this was the starting point of diversified farmings and occupations namely rice farming, orchards, vegetable growing, silk woven, fish cultivation. From producing for own consumptions, surplus occurred so they started selling/exchanging to nearby villages thus extra income earnings. This whole working concept fitted very well with His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej’s ‘Sufficiency Economy Model’.
The major factors that contributed to the village’s success in adopting the sufficiency economy philosophy are the three main characteristics that describe the villagers’ way of life. They are modesty or sufficiency, reasonableness or…...

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