ISSP [2016] : Assessing the Farming Methods of Local Communities in Nan Province

Our team performed a comparison of crop rotation and integrated terrace farming in highland areas of Nan Province for the Raks Thai Foundation. Farmers have begun to transition from detrimental rotation methods to more sustainable integrated terrace farming, but face barriers such as lack of knowledge about new methods and debt. The comparison is intended to support efforts to persuade farmers to switch farming methods. Our recommendations focused on ways farmers can overcome barriers to adopting integrated terrace farming.