Livelihood Transition in Rural Southeast Asia
Principal Investigator: KONO,Yasuyuki
This project aims at answering the question “what is a sustainable humanosphere in rural Southeast Asia?” Sustainable humanosphere studies have been proposed by the Kyoto University Global COE program “In Search of Sustainable Humanosphere in Asia and Africa” as a new paradigm to overcome the confrontation of the expansion of human activities and the capacity of global, regional and local environments. The basic approach of this project is to carry out village studies of mountain, plain and coastal landscapes to grasp opportunities and risks arising in the transition of livelihood systems when stakeholders question the existing natural resources management regime and opportunistically intervene in ecosystems. So far we are carrying out village studies at Yunnan (China), Luang Nam Tha (Laos), Khon Kaen (Thailand), Rayong (Thailand) and Cambodia.