Research for Community Project


Mahidol University Kanchanaburi Campus provides services to the community through various platforms of technology transfer, with a focus on promoting economic development, improving quality of life, and disseminating knowledge.


Mahidol University Kanchanaburi Campus is committed to providing valuable services to the community in the form of consultation, information dissemination, technology transfer, and public relations. Through various activities, the university aims to build networks and promote cooperation in technology transfer, with a focus on addressing the needs of the community. This objective is geared towards promoting economic development, enhancing the quality of life, and disseminating both theoretical and practical knowledge to the community, students, and farmers. The ultimate goal is to foster strong relationships between the community and the university and provide genuine support to the community.


One of the initiatives undertaken by Research, Innovation and Academic Services at the Kanchanaburi Campus is the "Research for Community" project. This project seeks to bring knowledge and technology to the community so that they can apply it and be self-sufficient. The activities carried out under this project include:


Soil Quality Analysis:

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nongnuch Sang-ayut, a lecturer in the Department of Science and Liberal Arts, was invited as a guest speaker to share her expertise. She highlighted that soil analysis is an easy, quick, and inexpensive process that one can perform by themselves. This technology aids in reducing costs and excessive fertilizer use. The "cutting fertilizer" technology is straightforward to learn, and one can check the nutrients in the soil by themselves. This technology is used to select appropriate fertilizer formulas and determine the adequate fertilizer quantities needed to plant crops that are suitable for the soil quality and crop type in agricultural areas.




Making Organic Fertilizer Without Turning the Pile:


Asst. Prof. Dr. Nongnuch Sang-ayut was also invited to be a knowledge transfer lecturer for this activity. She explained that making one's own fertilizer without turning the pile and using local materials yields a lot and reduces costs. This technology is easy to implement, reduces expenses, and increases household income. It involves applying technology and using leftover materials to make fertilizer without turning the pile.




Biogas Production in Plastic PVC or PE Bags:


This technology, presented by Asst. Prof. Dr. Weerawut Chaiwat, a lecturer in the Department of Engineering and Disaster Management, involves using plastic PVC or PE bags with a capacity of 7-8 cubic meters to store animal waste or organic waste. This technology aids in reducing odor and producing biogas and liquid fertilizer for agricultural use in the area. It is a sustainable energy source for households in the community.



The training for these technologies focuses on hands-on experience so that trainees can apply the knowledge at every step. The training provides basic knowledge of soil analysis for the general public, enabling them to have their soil tested to understand the fertility and problems of the soil in their crop fields. The speakers also provide consultation and advice on how to improve the soil by using fertilizers, lime, adjusting acidity, and other materials or soil amendments as necessary to increase crop yields and improve quality.


This activity is carried out by the faculty members and administrative personnel of Mahidol University, Kanchanaburi Campus. These personnel provide academic services and transfer knowledge that can solve problems for communities while promoting the establishment of a community service network. This network sustains local indigenous knowledge based on sustainable academic principles. The university aims to continue providing such valuable services to the community, promoting sustainable development, and fostering healthy relationships between the community and the university.



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