Abstract—This paper is analyses of suitable agricultural area’s development for agro-tourism and development approach of agricultural areas using geographic information system in Nakhon Ratchasima, Northeastern, Thailand. The technique of map overlay of topography data, agricultural land use data, network analysis and field survey. The agricultural areas that are appropriate in the development of agro-tourism, the agricultural area of the implementation of the new theory or integrated farming as a guideline for the management of land and water for agriculture in a small area to the sustainable. In the area are divided the agricultural and residential areas into four sections based on the ration 30:30:30:10 means that the first area is about 30% of the water resource, rain water reserve supplement for growing crops in the dry season, as well as aqua culture and crop water. The second area is about 30% of the rice cultivation area to serve as a daily food in the household enough throughout the year to reduce costs and self-reliant. The third area is about 30% of the mixed garden for food and can be sold. The last area is about 10% of the residential areas and other area (stables, vegetable gardens, straw, etc.). The agricultural areas for the development of agro-tourism showed that suitable in the area of agricultural land use mostly in rural areas. Other important factors, as appropriate, the convenient transportation, the supports from the government and taken seriously by farmers.
Index Terms—Agriculture, agro-tourism, the new theory,sustainable, geographic information system.
Mattika C. Phandee is with Geoinformatics Program, Faculty of Scienceand Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand (email:Mattika2549@gmail.com).Pornpatchara Pinthong is with Development and Study Center, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Thailand.
Cite: Mattika C. Phandee and Pornpatchara Pinthong, "The Agricultural Areas Potentials Development for Agro-Tourism Using Geographic Information System," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 647-650, 2012.