Written by Alejandro Huete, Chiang Mai University Driving on a dusty road through the forests of Doi Inthanon (the tallest mountain in Thailand), I didn’t know what to expect. I could speak a good bit of Thai, and I had a close friend come along as a translator, but we were going to a Karen village, would we be able
Investigating the Role of Market Incentives and Local State Actors for Group Forest Certification in Vietnam
By: Nga Thi Ha Master of Public Policy Crawford School of Public Policy The Australian National University Canberra, Australia The Vietnamese Government has implemented far reaching policies and programs to increase tree cover by promoting plantation forestry. This has resulted in a current area of 3.4 million ha. of plantations, about half managed by smallholders and this is continuing to
Posted on behalf of Mariska Bottema, PhD candidate at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University and Research Centre. I just completed research in my third field study site and would like to use this opportunity to reflect on some of my experiences with conducting focus groups, since this was the first time I have applied this method of data
Posted on behalf of Chattrabhorn Bua-in, Master’s student, Chiang Mai University This is a sharing of my fieldwork experiences in Hua Thung village, Thailand. I would like to talk about the area of the community forest of Hua Thung village during quite a long interval of fieldwork. My fieldwork gave me the opportunity to view different seasonal conditions of the
Posted on behalf of: Liu Xingyong and Lu Xing, Yunnan University Wild mushroom is very delicious and nutritious. Yunnan Province in the southwest China has the richest wild mushroom in China and has an annual value of RMB 10 billion (USD1.43 billion). At present, wild mushroom can’t be artificially cultivated and must be collected by farmers in uplands from forests
Author: K. Roberts, PhD Candidate York University Conducting research in hard to reach locations and conducting research when not from those locations presents its own challenges. All hail that advent of preliminary research and collaborations! As a North American working in the uplands of Southeast Asia, I could not have moved forward without the privilege of spending nearly my entire
SurveyQ-GAP Thailand Q-GAP in Thailand emphasizes how local buyers and international buyers differ in their perspective on safe and quality foods. Pummelo farmers express their need for safety and health regulations.