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Basket weaving with talipot - Photo by:  Thome, Oxfam in Laos
Villagers at Pak Poun villages group traditionally cut down the Talipot to obtain the top for food but they now preserve Talipot forests for producing handicraft. This change is contributing to towards a sustainable livelihood for those involved. talipot1_sign.jpg This change was captured during...
Laoluang Tai community members and their GALS Plan
"We had to throw fertilizer on the plants with our bare hands. But it had no smell so I thought it was OK. But after only two hours we started noting the effects. The powder affected our arms and legs. I started to feel dizzy. We knew it wasn’t right.” Ms. Sengkam, employee of the banana plantation...
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