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The Dhamma Rakhsa project (which means “nature is a remedy”) gathers different initiatives of cooperatives, villages, monasteries, schools and associations who spontaneously asked to join the project. It is fully part of the already existing culture of preserving the community forests throughout rural Thailand.

Supporting small-scale farmers is the priority of the project, from the highest peaks of northern Thailand in the Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai regions, down to the coastal low lands of the southern provinces of Krabi. The Dhamma Rakhsa project aims at planting trees and mangroves, with a strong focus in the poorest north eastern regions of Thailand on the Isan plateau, by developing agroforestry models with very disadvantaged rice farmers.


East of Thailand (Isan), North (Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai regions) and South (Krabi province)


agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Dhamma Rakhsa (PUR Projet local entity), Nam Om cooperative, Raks Thai Foundation


Small-scale farmers and communities in Isan, Northern and Southern Thailand


448,000 trees planted (January 2016)

supply chain

fruit and vegetables , medicinal plants , rice


  • ECO-Groupe-CMJN
    The Reforestation and Solidarity Standard by Ecocert defines a framework for the implementation, monitoring, assessment and verification of cooperative reforestation and sustainable agroforestry projects and ensures that exigent requirements are met.

Local partner

– Community networks: Tungpao, Pongkangnam, Den Phu Wiang Lanna, Huoy Pha, Mae Khor, Mae Sa and Mae Hoi.
– Raks Thai Foundation: created in 1997 as a Thai successor to CARE International (Thailand). Expert in community development, natural resource management and assistance to victims of natural disasters.
– Nam Om Cooperative: Organic & Fair trade cooperative of small-scale rice farmers in Yasothon. Partner of the project since 2011. 2 full time employees dedicated to the project. Supervises the other planting projects in Isan (Surin, Sisaket and Buriram provinces) implemented by other Fair Trade rice cooperatives.

Plantation models

Species planted

Dang Xylia xylocarpa

Dang Xylia xylocarpa

Khi Lek Cassia (Senna) Siamea (Lamk.)

Khi Lek Cassia (Senna) Siamea (Lamk.)

Krisana - Aquilaria crassna

Krisana – Aquilaria crassna

Makhamong Afzelia xylocarpa

Makhamong Afzelia xylocarpa

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– Small-scale coffee, corn and rice farmers

– Coastal communities, mainly relying on fishing for their livelihood.

– Communities of small-scale rice farmers (Organic & Fair Trade)

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