Despite its massively endless lands, one of the most important problems facing rural households in the North of Thailand is landlessness and fractionalization of agriculture holdings.
Wealthier people are buying the lands. In most common situations, rice fields. Villagers facing unemployment issues are being exploited with a very minimal salary. And all the land’s goods are being exported for the only purpose of the landlord making more money, leaving the locals victims of poverty and landlessness. They have no “Land” to live in, and oftenly no “Land” to work for. Above all, they are unable to benefit from the goods produced from their own country soil.
In those villages, most of the children’s do not have access to education; their parents are unemployed and cannot support them financially. They also lack of a proper hygiene. They gather every day in public spaces, where they are allowed to stay and where no one can expel them. This is where they find comfort and to which those children are ironically very attached. It is the only piece of land they “own”.
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Survey made in the north of Thailand, mainly concerning Chiang Mai, Chiang Dao and Mae Hong Son. The data is collected from 599 households in 28 representative villages, according to sources from the book entitled “Ressourses, Problèmes et Défis de l’Asie du Sud-Est”, written by Rodolphe De Koninck and Jean Nadeau.
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