Thai Network for Agroforestry Education (ThaiNAFE)

Thai Network for Agroforestry Education (ThaiNAFE)The Thai Network on Agroforestry Education (ThaiNAFE) consists of 11 universities throughout the country. It is coordinated from Chiang Mai, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai.

The second national seminar ‘Dimensions of Agroforestry for Future Communities’, was organized at Naresuan University in October 2005.

Joint research among member institutions has become important part of the agenda. Research proposals have been developed, for submission to national research foundations in 2006.

A Thai translation of  ‘A guide to Learning Agroforestry‘ was published in 400 copies and distributed widely.

A national workshop on ‘Guidelines for teaching agroforestry at tertiary level’ was held on January 22-24, 2004, at Prince of Songkhla University, where 40 participants attended.

Major Activities of Country Networks for 2008


  1. Annual ThaiNAFE Committee meeting, April 2008
  2. Maintenance of ThaiNAFE website, year-round
  3. Faculty and Student Exchange program among ThaiNAFE member institutions, year-round
  4. Implementation of SEANAFE AFLA Project Phase 2, May-October 2008
  5. National Agroforestry Conference, October 2008
  6. ThaiNAFE General Meeting, November 2008

Major Activities of Country Networks for 2007

  1. Training or forum on agroforestry for community leaders
  2. Translation of at least 1 agroforestry reference material into Thai language
  3. Faculty exchange program among ThaiNAFE member institutions
  4. Resource mobilization
  5. Implementation of at least one collaborative research among ThaiNAFE member institutions

Activities in 2006

  • National Conference on agroforestry education, Prince of Songkhla University, July
  • National General Meeting of ThaiNAFE, Prince of Songkhla University, July
  • Supporting joint research proposal writing, Chiang Mai University
  • Extending the network to other institutions – meetings and seminars at 4 locations in Thailand
  • Update website ThaiNAFE
  • NAFEC meeting, July Sept-Oct

ThaiNAFE Chair


praDr. Pramoth Kheowvongsri is the current chair of ThaiNAFE.

He got elected during NAFEC Meeting in December 2007. Dr. Pramoth Kheowvongsri earned his MSc degree (Watershed and Environmental Management) from Kasetsart University in Thailand and Doctor of Philosopy degree (Biologie des Populations et Ecologie) from Universite Montpellier II in France. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Natural Resources of Prince of Songkla University (PSU). He specializes in watershed management and agroforestry.

Contact Details:

Faculty of Natural Resources, Prince of Songkla University (PSU),
15 Karnjanavanit Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110
Tel.: +66 74 286181
Fax: +66 74 212823
Mobile phone: +66 81 541 0270
E-mail: [email protected]


ThaiNAFE Members

  1. Chiang Mai University (CMU)
  2. Kasetsart University (KU)
  3. Khon Kaen University
  4. King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkragang
  5. Maejo University
  6. Naresuan University
  7. Prince of Songkhla University
  8. Rajamangala Institute of Technology
  9. Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU)
  10. UbonRachathani University