SDG15 – Life on Land
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Policy and operation
Major work outcomes of Khon Kaen University
- National Tree-Loving Day
Faculty of Dentistry joined in the tree planting activity organized by the Forest Resource Management Office 7 Muang Khon Kaen on the National Tree-Loving Day. Trees planted by the present King Rama the Tenth, the Late King Bhumibol, and all members of the Royal Family were specially tended. This is to show our gratitude to the beloved Kings and Royal Family and the unity of people.
- Projects under the Royal Initiative
The projects have been involved with community development in 5 points: revitalize natural resources, develop agriculture and community management, promote good health, and develop local education. A good example of projects with great achievement is the development of forest resource management with participation from community. The project applied the conservation concept following the Royal initiative using the management that suits the social characters of the area. The project has been so successful that a group of volunteer forest guards was established to carry on the work of forest protection. This action has made the forest more fertile and have less forest fire; making it a good food source and a learning source about nature.
- Isan 4.0: Area-Based BCG
Isan 4.0 is a cooperation among 4 universities in the Northeast: Khon Kaen University, Suranaree University of Technology, Sarakham University, and Ubon Ratchathani University using the BCG Model. The model is a form of economic development that emphasis on making balance between economic growth and sustainability of the natural resources. Sustainability of the resources can be maintained by the biodiversity and agricultural productivity of the country. And the production process has to be transformed to those that are more efficient. Apart from the BCG Model, Isan 4.0 integrates all 3 dimensions of the economic development; Bio-economy, Recycle-economy, and Green-economy. This concept fits at least 5 SDGs of the UN which are: Responsible consumption and production, Climate action, Biodiversity conservation, and Partnership for the goals. It also fits with the goals of sufficient Economy which is the heart of Thai economy and social development.
- Using Local Herbs and Effective Microorganism for Animal Husbandry
This is a technology transfer project that aims to educate farmers on how to raise their animal and look after their health using local herbs and effective microorganisms. The training had 2 sessions, a lecture in the morning followed by a practical session in the afternoon. The farmers were taught how to use herbs for curing and preventing animal diseases, how to prepare bio-fermented extract, how to prepare and use herbal extract for deworming and eradication of ectoparasites. The training was done by Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in cooperation with Bureau of Academic Service at Ban Fang district during 19-20 September 2019.
- Developing Thailand with Sustainable Natural Direction
The Coordination Center of the Royal Initiative Projects organized a conference to show their works on August 12, 2019 at the Rajawadee Hotel. The center has its mission of coordinating cooperation among institutions both inside and outside university, as well as private sectors, in running the Royal initiative projects. Examples of the projects are the Conservation of plant genetic resources under HR Princess Sirindhorn‘s Initiative, the Development of Community Prototype under Royal Initiative. Apart from that, the center acts as an information center for data or anything relating to the royal projects. It also plan to support the utilization of local resources for the benefit of people in the community; and the research on DNA fingerprint of plants in school botanical garden which is done by school children. The information gained from such research can be further studied in the university and have its outcomes patented for the benefit of our country.
- Planting Trees together to Reduce Global Worming
On July 23, 2019; KKU administrators, personnel, and students got together to plant 1000 Yang Na trees at the Yang Na forest area; as a merit making for His Majesty the King on the occasion of his Birthday. This action had benefited the university greatly by clearing the weedy land, increasing the green area, reducing global warming, conserving the environment, and make KKU a Great Place to Live.