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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.

Location

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

Type

agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

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

Participants

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

Achievements

448,000 trees planted (January 2016)

supply chain

fruit and vegetables , medicinal plants , rice

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