Emancipatory agroecologies: social and political

Author : Omar Felipe Giraldo and Peter Michael Rosset Introduction We examine how the policies of governments and the projects of international agencies and many NGOs strip agroecology of its emancipatory potential. Adhering to the conventional logic of development, they reinforce or create dependencies, individualize communities, convert use values into exchange values, incorporate peoples into hierarchical structures of domination, […]

The Survey of Employment Situation of Persons with Disabilities and Developing the Life-Long Social Protection for Persons with Disabilities

Author : Montakarn Chimmamee , Articha Naravorawat and Yanika Aksornnum Abstract : This research article aimed to explore (1) the current situation of employment of persons with disabilities (PWDs) by their different types of disability and, (2) the situation of employment of PWDs under the Persons with Disabilities Empowerment Act B.E. 2550 (2007) and its Revision […]

The Role of Food Literacy in Managing Nutritional Precarity in the Migrant Experience: Dietary Lifestyles of Cambodia Migrants in Thailand

Author : Sary Seng , Hart Nadav Feuer andSayamol Charoenratana Abstract : The paper explores the dietary lifestyles of young Cambodian migrants in Thailand to illuminate the role of food literacy in determining nutritional outcomes and well-being, including during crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, food literacy is defined as food skills and […]

Migration of older persons seeking care in Thailand

Author : Ruttiya Bhula-or, Montakarn Chimmamee and Chadatan Osatis Abstract Dominant cultural views and norms in Asia indicate thatelder care should be met within the family. However, littleis known about the migratory patterns of older adults seek-ing care in non-institutional settings. This study investi-gatesolderadults’migrationpatternsandfactorsthataffecttheir decisions to seek care in home-based facilities. Weemployed an explanatory-sequential approach, using […]

Years of Good Life: An illustration of a new well-being indicator using data for Thailand

Author : Thananon Buathong, Anna Dimitrova, Paolo Miguel M. Vicerra and Montakarn Chimmamee Abstract While Thailand has achieved high levels of economic growth in recent decades, poverty at the local level has been increasing. Indicators of human development at the national level often mask the differences in well-being across communities. When responding to the need for […]

The Bajau as a left-behind group in the context of coastal and marine co-management system in Indonesia

Author : Wengki Ariando and Narumon Arunotai Abstract The Bajau are a sea nomad group in Indonesia with the largest proportion of the population living nearby or utilizing marine resources in the fragile pelagic zone. In general, the Bajau have been a left-behind group and thus occupied a peripheral role in coastal and marine management and […]

Good practice and lesson learned in promoting vetiver as solution for slope stabilisation and erosion control in Thailand

Abstract Landslide and soil erosion are critical issues and an undoubtedly dreadful potential for mountainous areas worldwide. These issues are magnified when they are faced by lower-income countries, countries that experiences intense rainfalls, or countries that face both of these realities.In any of these cases, solutions for disaster management should be simple, economical and cost-effective. […]

Covid-19 and its impact on informal sector workers: a case study of Thailand

ABSTRACT Informal sector (IS) workers comprise a significant proportion of the Thai work force and contribute significantly to the Thai economy. Nevertheless, IS workers have little social protection and are economically marginalised, making them especially vulnerable to the effects of the government’s shutdown of the Thai economy to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Using a sample […]

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