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The sufficiency economy and community sustainability in rural Northeastern Thailand

Kelly, Matthew; Sleigh, Adrian; Seubsman, Sam-ang


Thailand is promoting a sufficiency economy (SE) emphasizing community solidarity, mixed farming and sustainable agriculture. We analyze to what extent the SE philosophy is part of the daily lives of communities in Isan, NE Thailand. We interviewed rural household representatives and community leaders on education,employment, community dynamics, aspirations, concerns and social-sufficiency. The majority observed that community values and interaction were essential and were satisfied with living...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-03-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Culture and History 5.2 (2013): 57-65
DOI: 10.5539/ach.v5n2p57


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