Currently, membership of the organic group in Vientiane has increased to more than 230 households with 245 hectares in 11 villages, but their access to stable markets is still limited.
Thailand currently has more than seven million tons of waste that has not been properly disposed of and has become a source of marine waste. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has therefore organized a project to set up clean-up booms at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River to reduce the amount of waste flowing into the sea. One of the pilot areas is Bang Nam Phueng subdistrict, Samut Prakarn province.
A depletion in the variety of local food sources due in part to climate change, stubborn poverty rates and stretched health services are driving high rates of malnutrition in the Ayeyarwady delta.
Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a plastic pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet this week in Bangkok.
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New results clearly demonstrate the enormous plastic pollution problem facing Cambodia’s coastal wildlife and communities, highlighting an urgent need to tackle the issue at its source.
Vietnam’s Mekong Delta faces many climate change problems, but these have exacerbated at a much faster pace than predicted.
The project will involve carrying out vulnerability assessments for men and women in fishing communities in coastal areas and developing strategies to help them adapt to climate change.