On 20-21 April 2016, the Trilateral Cooperation team visited the Bhumirak Dhamachart Center to study the sufficiency economy concept and compile knowledge on basic agricultural technologies that Thailand specializes on. The knowledge gained will be applied to activity design and shared with Timor-Leste which is in the period of developing its sufficiency economy village.
The Bhumirak Dhamachart Center is part of the royal lands spanning 14-2-18 Rais. It has been developed for the benefit of the population by being converted into an exhibition center for showcasing natural resources management and the theory of self-reliance according to the royal initiatives. Within the area there are demonstration plants for outdoor activities, Kaem Ling project, vetiver grass, and a demonstration center on energy. There are also exhibitions on the royal development projects including soil, water, forest, and human management. Visitors are able to learn about a range of initiatives, from vetiver grass soil, water, artificial rain, Chaipattana aerator, wastewater treatment, New Theory of agriculture, royal development study centers, Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP), to balcony planting for urban residents, and the production of multiple household solutions through the “Khon mee Nam Ya” project, the production of “Nam Daed Diew,” and the “Hom Din” method.