The (fish – rice) Barter project between indigenous Moken fisher folk communities in southern Thailand and indigenous Karen communities in the northwest
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic from the end of 2019 to the present shows that “money is an illusion, rice and fish is reality.” Some ethnic groups, such as the Chao Lay inhabiting the Andaman Sea coast, including the Urak Wei, Rawai, Morglan and Moken, are facing a shortage of rice when the Covid-19 epidemic occurred, so it was more difficult for them to buy rice because of the locked down country. In that case, they could not sell fish to buy rice. Fortunately, they were able to cooperate with Karen rice-farmers, in particular from the network of the Northern Development Foundation to exchange rice that they had farmed for fish from the Chao Lay in the South. Therefore, from creative responses to multiple crises emerged the
project “rice from farmers in exchange for fish from the Chao Lay.”….
City Farm Project (Urban gardening in Bangkok)
City Farm is an organization with a rich history of over 10 years in social work and is considered one of the most influential civil groups in Bangkok for its impact on the development of a safe and sustainable food system. Starting its journey as a small group of like-minded organic produce enthusiasts, called “Heart Core Organic”, the growing momentum of the group picked up its pace when they were joined by many partners that share the same ideals: PGS, Lemon Farm, Young Smart Farmer, Green Net, just to name a few…
Hug Muang Nan community development and eco-system restoration project