Cooperatives Day in Thailand
Cooperatives Day in Thailand is held on February 26. Adopted 14 February 1967. This event in the third decade of the month February is annual. Help us
Cooperatives Day (Wan Sahakon), officially established at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, is observed to commemorate the creation of Thailand’s first cooperative.
The first agricultural cooperatives in Thailand were created during the reign of King Vajiravudh (Rama VI), the first King of Siam to be educated in Europe. The main goal of cooperatives was to increase the welfare of small farmers, which at the time was very low due to accumulated debts resulting from the transition from a self-sufficient economy to a market economy. The first agricultural cooperative was established by the government of Thailand on February 26, 1915 in Phitsanulok.
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