The second stories from the research site by MK32 fellows are currently updated. Check out interesting worth-reading blogs from all over the Mekong basin here.
By Saowanee T. Alexander, Surasom Krinachuta, Pinwadee Srisupan and Thitarat Panchana When we set out to conduct this research at Nong Ong village, Si Saket province, Thailand, we did not enter the field with any thought at all about aging and its relationship with women’s participation in post-dam rehabilitation projects. As we interviewed more and … Continue reading Aging as a problem…
by Soimart Rungmanee Naga, a semi- divine creature taking the form of a great snake or dragon, appears in Buddhist and Hindu cosmology. Naga in Buddhist folklore was a human being with a snake or dragon extending over the head. One naga who transformed into a human semblance attempted to be a monk, but it … Continue reading Naga and I
by Nguyen Thi Da Thao Krong No River, which associates with many legends of ethnic minority communities in the Central Highlands of Vietnam – recently – has become deformation because of the sudden change flow. “Owning land … only on certificate, while the land was swept away”. At Buon Choah commune, the illegal sand exploitation … Continue reading KRONG NO – DEFORMATION OF THE GRANDEUR RIVER
by Serey Sok and Somkhit Boulidam The Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) is diverse; more than 70 ethnic groups speak different languages and dialects in remote and closed micro-societies. Most of populations are farmer and/or relies on fishing for subsistence livelihood. A 47-year-old Cham fisherfolk residing along the Tonle Sap Lake admitted that his family cannot live … Continue reading Local participation in fishery management among ethnic groups in Laos and Cambodia of the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB)
by Nguyen Thi Hai Ninh In the previous blog, I wrote about the story of agriculture production in Mr Dieu and his family which is one of the large scale catfish farm in Trung Kien ward, Thot Not district. With this second blog, I will talk about the conversation with Mrs Ha, the wife of … Continue reading Women and their story of water management for aquaculture production in Thot Not, Vietnam
by Suon Siny For my fellowship, I have collaborated with Northeastern Rural Development (NRD), a local non-governmental organization operating in Sambor district of Kratie province to do field data collection from January to March 2016. On May 27, 2016, NRD held an annual reflection workshop on Voice and Action of Women for Communities Fishery in Sambor … Continue reading Local people’s Perspective: Demands for social justice from hydropower development
by Minitta Taosouvanh Regarding to the fact finding in the field Don Sahong village, southern Lao PDR reveals that populations in the village are mostly poor. In particular, women marginalize. Their livelihoods depend on wild food from forest and fish in the Hou Sahong. Their job is mostly fishing; growing rice and raising small number … Continue reading Diversity of Psychological impacts to men and women
by Nguyen Phuong Le All members of the Ede minority in Cu Sue lived on rice shifting cultivation until the establishment of the State-run Ea Pok Coffee Company in 1985. Since that time, Ede farmers in three villages where I conducted the research have been required to do fixed cultivation. All Ede farmers were resettled … Continue reading WATER SCARCITY: SAVING COFFEE OR CHANGING THE CROPS AND LIVELIHOOD STRATEGIES
By Jenny Lovell The “Rice Bowl” of Vietnam Tien Giang is one of the many provinces in the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta that produces a large amount of rice each year. In fact, beginning in the mid-1990s, the whole area skyrocketed into massive rice production thanks to the irrigation infrastructure and newly adopted seeds, pesticides, … Continue reading Is the Triple Rice Crop Sustainable?
By Oulavanh Keovilignavong Mining investment is significant to Lao national economy by contributing to 8-11% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 20% of the government revenue, and would create jobs 5% of non-agricultural activities and about 10% per annual to GDP over the next 15 years. But, the experience of Phu Bia Mining Company (PBM) … Continue reading Mining investment, resource governance and livelihood changes in Pek district, Xieng Khouang Province, Laos