Making Decisions for Investment in Polyculture Farming of Giant Freshwater Prawns and Litopenaeus vannamai in Soil Ponds Owned by Farmers in Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom

Main Article Content

Tippawan Rittichai
Chudapon Sonpakdee


          Investment in prawn farming involves high risk. Therefore, careful examination before making investment decisions is very crucial. This study aimed to examine the process of prawn culture, including pond characteristics, sources of prawn species and process; 2) the cost and return; and 3) the feasibility of an investment project in mixed shrimp farming between white Vannamei and giant freshwater prawns in soil ponds owned by farmers in Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Province. The farmers were selected using snowball sampling method (n=30). Research instruments were open-ended interview questions. Data were group and analysed qualitatively using Excel. Results showed that the suitable size of ponds should be 5 rai per unit. The polyculture can start from raising the giant fresh water prawns for 20-30 days, then release the Vannamai type into the same pond. This process will take 3 months. The feasibility analysis of investment in the project can be done at 4 ponds on an area of over 20 rais (1 rai = 1,600 sqm), 3 ponds on an area of more than 10-20 rais, and 1 pond on 1-10 rais. The payback period of 0.94, 1.06 and 2.5 years respectively. The net present values are at 1,132,853.31, 797,605.41, 97,860.50 baht with the internal rate of returns at 96.18%, 83.87%, and 29.21% respectively. In addition, the number of farming of more than 1 pond had different investment cash flow amounts but the net present value was still positive. Moreover, the internal rate of return was greater than the discount rate plus inflation or capital cost. As a result, the investment in shrimp farming mixed between white Vannamei shrimps and giant freshwater prawn can help make an interested parties or groups of farmers who are interested in investing can make an investment because they can generate positive returns.


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

How to Cite
Rittichai ท. ., & Sonpakdee ช. . (2022). Making Decisions for Investment in Polyculture Farming of Giant Freshwater Prawns and Litopenaeus vannamai in Soil Ponds Owned by Farmers in Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom : . JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN TECHNOLOGY, 15(1), 95–109. Retrieved from
Research Manuscript
Author Biography

Tippawan Rittichai, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus

สำเร็จการศึกษาระกับปริญญาโท บธ.ม. บัญชี


Benjamin, E., & Firuza, M. (2019). Site Suitability of Infrastructure Facilities for Giant Freshwater Prawn Farming. Retrieved Jul 10, 2020, from https://www.researchgate. net/publication/338441744_Site_Suitability_Analy-sis_of_Infrastructure_Facilities_for_Gi- ant_Freshwater_Prawn_Farming . [in Thai]

Chanthonwanit, S. (2018). Qualitative Research Methods. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Book Center. [in Thai]

Chimphaisan, T. (2016). Business Finance. Nonthaburi: Thanathatkanphim co., Ltd. [in Thai]

Department of Fisheries, Nakhon Pathom. (2019). Situation of Giant Freshwater Prawn During the First 3 Months of 2019. Retrieved July

, 2019, from[in Thai]

Isaraworawanit, P. (2015). Intermediate Accounting 1.Bangkok: Thammasat University Press. [in Thai]

Meng, N., Xue-feng, C., Qiang, G., Lei-ming, Z., & Ju-lin, Y. (2021). Feasibility and Compatibility of Polyculture of Litopenaeus Vannamei and Macrobrachium rosenbergii in the Intertidal Ponds. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://onlinelibrary. wiley. com/ doi/abs/10.1111/are.15259. [in Thai]

Nakhon Pathom Provincial Office. (2017). Nakhon Pathom Province Briefing Year 2017. Retrieved Jul 13, 2019, from [in Thai]

Narintharakul, N. A., Wetchaboon, K., & Siritarangsri, P. (2018). Essentials of Financial Management. Bangkok: SE-EDUCATION. [in Thai]

NBTC. (2018). Thailand’s 20-Year National Strategy. Retrieved Jul 10, 2019, from [in Thai]

Office of Policy and Academic Statistical Method Group. (2018). Sampling Techniques and Estimation. Retrieved Jul 15, 2019, from [in Thai]

Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council. (2016). The Eleventh National Economic and Social Development Plan. Retrieved Jul 15, 2019, from [in Thai]

Oniam, V., Arkornrat, V., & Deemak P. (2019). Financial Analysis of Pacfic White Shrimp (Litopenaeus Vannamei) Culture in Earthen Pond: Case Study of Klongwan Models (Research Report). Chiangmai: Journal of Agriculture. Retrieved Jul 10, 2020, from index.php/joacmu/article/view/176242/125793. [in Thai]

Phadungsit, M. (2018). Cost Accounting. Bangkok: Fisiksenter Press. [in Thai]

Prasitratsin, S. (2012). Research Methods in Social Sciences. Bangkok: Samloda Limited Partnership. [in Thai]

Sukraseni, S., Suriya, S., Rathanasuwan, A., & Sirathananon, T. (2010). Managerial Accoun ting. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press. [in Thai]

Techoyothin, W., Supatharakul, S., & Phadungsit, M. (2018). Cost Management. Bangkok: Fisiksenter Press. [in Thai]

Thuwanimitkun, P. (2019). Corporate Finance. Bangkok: Thammasat University Press. [in Thai]