Workshop on questionnaire design, Bangkok, Thailand, 17th May 2019

On 17 May, 2019, a team meeting and workshop was held at Kasetsart University, Economics Faculty, Room EC5315. The participants were: Iona Yuelu Huang, J. Lowenberg-DeBoer, Montchai Pinitjitsamut, Nithicha Thamthanakoon, Syphon Yamklin and Nararat Rattanamanee. This workshop was a follow up of the workshop conducted on 16 May.

It was a full day workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to review the interview questions and survey questionnaire drafted by the Thai team. The group revised the farmer questionnaire designed to collect data to estimate LP parameters and developed the first version of a rubber farm LP model for Thailand. The revised questionnaire was finalized and printed for pilot testing with rubber producers near Rayong, Thailand. Pinitjitsamut, Thamthanakoon and Yamklin downloaded the demonstration version of the General Algebric Modeling System (GAMS), tested it with the Orinoquia model and solved the version of a Thai rubber farm model.

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