Teach Them Organic Agriculture
The hill tribe areas of Northern Thailand are breathtakingly beautiful. It has been home to the Akha and Karen tribes for centuries. Neither Thai nor Burmese, they are socially isolated and marginalized. Mostly rice farmers, they are poor since they get only one crop due to the climate and altitude. Most concerning to us, these communities have been shrinking as their children have been leaving for the cities in search of a better life – which they rarely find. Resulting in older and older farmers. How to restore and sustain these communities is the problem we studied.