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
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 Eza King, Master’s Candidate Research Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand The residents of Pong Khrai village in Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand have a reputation for being conservation minded. I wasn’t sure exactly what this meant but the staff at Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forests (LEAF) Thailand had assured me,
An Overview of the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) project in Upper Thung Jaw Watershed, Hua Lao Village, Pa Pae Subdistrict, Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand Posted on behalf of Rapipun Maoyot, Chiang Mai University Using information gathered from the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) study in Hua Lao Village in which Karen people live, historical backgrounds of
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
Olivia Tran – Master’s student at the University of Ottawa, Canada Songkhla port was quiet. The afternoon air smelled strongly of fish and salt, a comforting smell for anyone who has worked in fisheries. Once every block, you might see a family, some resting fish porters, or a few people cleaning and icing fish, but it was largely empty. While
Posted on behalf of Yavanna Puts – Master’s student, Wageningen University Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/aseanfisheriesexpo2016/photos_stream Last week was the 11th Asian fisheries and aquaculture forum in Bangkok, Thailand. For my thesis research I decided to go there and find interesting people to interview, as well as join the scientific sessions and keynotes of the conference. First off, getting interviews during a
SurveyDolphin Safe AEII Thailand Dolphin Safe as a certification program faced struggles with Thai fishermen and local communities, as the sudden rise in power of the certifying organisation endangered their livelihoods.
SurveyFisher Folk Shop Coastal fisheries in the gulf of Thailand are implementing community-based natural resource management, and one of our researchers went there for fieldwork.
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.