I am currently a senior student from the Faculty of Science at Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, majoring in Biology. I was the university representative for the Innolab Pathway project in 2010, which is a competition for science students with excellent initiatives for social development. Our project is supported by E-idea and with the guidance of professors at the university and the cooperation of youth networks. The project focuses on education for the community in the Thanyaburi District of Pathumtani Province on the effects of climate change and the positive effects of the use of tablet fertilizers created with antagonistic fungus, which can double the growth and also the resistance rate of plants and trees. The introduction of this fertilizer is to be piloted in the mangrove forest in the community.
We realise that to combat climate change and global warming, we need to focus on its main cause, and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We have devised a project to induce oxygen by the use of the antagonistic spawn trichoderma in mangrove forests. This antagonistic fungus can improve the resistance and immunity of the mangrove forest. Through biological production, we aim to create this fungus as a tablet fertilizer to be used with mangrove forests to speed up growth rate and extend the lifespan of these forests.
Our project is to use antagonistic fungus to create a tablet fertilizer, which can double the growth and the resistance rate of mangroves and plants. Thanks to this tablet fertilizer, trees can grow more rapidly and so prolong the life of the mangroves, which have an important role in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The pilot area for our project is in the central province of Samutsakorn.
With great support from the British Council and LRQA, we have been able to cascade knowledge about climate change to the local community and provide information to villagers in Khok Kham Muang Samut on how to tackle this problem by inducing fungal growth forest. Due to our engagement, the local communities in the area understand the effects of global warming more, they cooperate in planting trees to help restore wetlands and mangrove areas.
We aim to mass produce fertilizer, using leftover space, in order to generate additional revenue for the group of people in the local community.