First Blogs

After the submission of the midterm reports, MK32 fellows have gathered stories and interesting issues they found in their works for us to read. Don’t worry, we are not posting the academic workpieces here. The stories express in the blogging language style.

Check out the worth-reading blogs from MK32 fellows now below.

 

Mekong Dolphins And Their Fate

by Minitta Taosouvanh In a conversation with an elderly woman (someone we call “grandmother” in the local language) during my field visit, she told me that 90 percent of the locals were fishermen; they caught fish for family consumption and sale. She also said that in the past there were so many fish, so many … Continue reading Mekong Dolphins And Their Fate

How mining investment have shape local community in Phu He, Laos ?

by Oulavanh Keovilignavong Five years ago, I travelled by bus to Pek district, Xieng Khouang Province, located about 400 km northeast of Vientiane Capital. The city centre of Pek district is known as Phonsavan town, where all provincial departments and administrations and Pek district offices are located in. This province is one of famous tourism … Continue reading How mining investment have shape local community in Phu He, Laos ?

“Livelihood Experiences and Uncertain Future of a Mekong River fishman in Sambor district, Kratie province, Cambodia”

by Suon Siny Mr. Horm Sokhorn (36 years old) and his wife, Chanthorn, are living in Samphin village on Rogneav Island, Sambor district. His family and his sister’s family living together with his old mother in one house. Like other villagers on the island, their livelihood, such as fishing and farming, is closely associated with the Mekong River eco-system. … Continue reading “Livelihood Experiences and Uncertain Future of a Mekong River fishman in Sambor district, Kratie province, Cambodia”

Coffee, Pepper or Other Crops in a Context of Water Scarcity: A Story from Cu M’gar District, Dak Lak Province, Central Highland, Vietnam

by Nguyen Phuong Le I have been in Cu M’gar district, Dak Lak province for doing research funded by MK32 from late November to the early December 2015. It could be said that Central Highland in general and Cu M’gar in particular brought me a very good impression because of its landscape and people. As … Continue reading Coffee, Pepper or Other Crops in a Context of Water Scarcity: A Story from Cu M’gar District, Dak Lak Province, Central Highland, Vietnam

“Challenges in fishery management and livelihood development among Phouthai people in Xe Bang Fai District of Khammouane Province of Lao PDR”

by Serey Sok & Somkhit Bouridam Many residents in Khamhieng village of Xe Bang Fai district, Khammouane Province were once highly dependent upon water-related resources, i.e., water and fishery for their livelihood development from Xe Bang Fai River Basin and Nam Theun, a tributary of the Mekong River. A 53-year Bounthom has been a fisherfolk … Continue reading “Challenges in fishery management and livelihood development among Phouthai people in Xe Bang Fai District of Khammouane Province of Lao PDR”

WOMEN AND FORESTS

by Nguyen Bich Ngoc We visited a natural stream with a very beautiful landscape in Phuoc Hoa commune, Phuoc Son district in Quang Nam province, Central Vietnam in March 2016. Water is very clean and cold during hot period. Visitors were exciting because they could swim, have food and enjoy the fresh atmosphere inside the … Continue reading WOMEN AND FORESTS