|Town/Region||Prapat Bay Estuary, Ranong|
|Date||7 Dec 2011|
The objective is to process marketable products from Mangrove species such as Bruguiera sp, Avicennia sp., Aegialitis sp.and Avicennia sp. to be the variety of “Thai Desserts” menu. One product to be marketed is from Bruguiera sp. is “Roti”, a kind of top favorite India food made of flour.
Acanthus sp. will produce the healthy tea drink or called “Mangrove Tea”.
Cerbera sp will be handcrafted as a “Sea Scent Container” and also be decorated as a “Lamp”.
Woven shopping bags can be made from weaving parts of the leaf of Nypa sp. and used instead of plastic bags. This special bag can be called “Palm Bag” with the Rufford logo.
Thus will help a community group interested in developing mangrove products that are sustainable harvested obtain use rights to harvest the raw materials from the National Park or National Mangrove forest department. This helps ensure to prevent the cause of over-exploitation. The allocation of exclusive use rights to community groups to harvest raw materials for products being promoted. Feasibility study of market potential and profitability. Training community groups in developing mangrove products and marketing them.
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