Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)


Potential in natural resource management for production of an ethnic groups, long necked Karen: Case study of Ban Huay Shua Thao, Muang district, Mae Hong son province

Author(s): Krit Phanpanya

 This qualitative study was conducted to fulfill the Royal Initiative Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.  Specifically, it aimed to investigate: 1) potential in natural resource management for production of long necked Karens, an ethnic group in Mae Hong Son province and 2) factors related to the potential in natural resource management of the long necked Karens.  Key informants in this study consisted of official community leader group, informal community leader group, and government agency officials in local of the study.  Semi-structured interview schedule, focused group discussion, and documentary review were used for data collection.  Obtained data were analyzed and synthesized based on objectives of the study.  Findings showed that the key informants could adopt knowledge acquired from this research project to the conservation of local natural resources.  Also, they were able to increase potential in natural resource management for improved agricultural production.

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