analysis of cost and return for OTOP : The case study of durian chips
production in Chantaburi Province . The objective of the research is to study
the general factors, cost and return of Durian chips made by housewife groups
which pass the OTOP standard in Chantaburi Province in 2008 – 2009. The survey from 10 housewife groups who made
Durian chips in Chantaburi Province by answering the questionnaire showed that
most of them invested in production by their own fund . The labor from local .
Experience in the fried Durian from folk wisdom And cost of durian chip 1 k.g.
consists of 50.36 baht of fixed cost and 297.51 baht of variable cost therefore
the total cost of Durian chips is 347.87 baht.
average price is 372.50 bath per 1kg. For grade A durian chip price is 400 baht
per 1kg. and the lower quality chips price is 180 bath per 1kg. In 1 year, they
can make durian chips for 5 times. Usually
they spend 3-4 days to produce the durian chips and they will get the return on
investment at about 7.08 percent. The important problem in the durian chip
production is the labor short problem because normally there is the high demand
on labor during the fruit harvest season.