Ubon Ratchathani locals are wondering why they are being prosecuted for farming on land passed on to them by their parents.
The government’s push to reclaim forest land from encroachers in Ubon Ratchathani’s Khong Chiam district has threatened members of two communities who now face arrest and eviction from their land. To make things worse, construction of Chinese dams in the upper Mekong River in the past decade has severely impacted fish stocks and local livelihoods that depend on fishing.
The Isaan Record23/09/2019
Fearing an environmental crisis that could end their traditional way of life, a local protest group in Sakon Nakhon is fighting against a Chinese mining project.
The livelihood of a longstanding scavenger community in Khon Kaen is threatened by an incinerator factory. Meet two of the last remaining scavengers.
The Isaan Record03/12/2018
A new policy pays farmers to stop growing rice while seeking to reduce the crops’ cultivation areas but Isaan farmers and local officials say the scheme was ill conceived from the start.
The Isaan Record08/11/2016
Thailand’s economic downturn is often discussed in terms of GDP, national markets, and investment statistics, but behind the numbers, individuals employed in the country’s enormous informal economy are feeling deep financial strain.