Rural Asia
Rural Asia
Historically, the economies and society of Southeast Asia have been largely rural and agricultural with rice production, fisheries and livestock playing central roles in local livelihoods. But the region is going through a period of dramatic transformation. Small-scale farmers struggle to survive with economic pressures and competition over land and water. Increasingly, young people see their future in the cities and away from agriculture. At the same time, production methods are changing - and there is a widespread use of agricultural chemicals with little consideration of the risks to human and ecological health.
  • Transplanting Rice
  • Long-tail Boatman
  • RIce Bales
  • Rice Harvest
  • Spraying Pesticides
  • Harvesting Rice
  • Prize Catch
  • Lao Cai Famer
  • Collecting cockles, Quy Nhon
  • Floating Village in Tonle Sap
  • Toddy palms
  • Tilling the land
  • Cambodian Cattle Cart
  • Gill net fishing in Vietnam
  • School run
  • Salt farm
  • Salt sellar
  • Sekong river boat
  • Mon Flower Seller
  • Storm Approaching
  • Pesticide spraying
  • Make-Up
  • Weighing the Catch
  • Gill-net Fishing
  • Crossing the Lake
  • Sekong Bath
  • Songkran
  • Wake of the Flood
  • Bringing the Cows Home
  • Reservoir Fishing