M Society - Issue 27
Sustainable Society
Jan 2017

Many countries are facing critical issues ranging from over consumption to shortages in natural resources, poverty and inequalities, social issues and more - these tend to be the outcome of excessive capitalist development. The United Nations (UN) has marked the 15 years between 2015 and 2030 for sustainable development programs on a global scale. Over the last six decades or so Thailand has followed, to a degree, the principles and philosophies of Sufficiency Economy laid out by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) mostly under development projects under his royal patronage. These have given successful results and the late king's decades of contribution to agricultural science and social development in Thailand has been recognized by a number of international leaders and organizations who have called him 'visionary' and 'a humanitarian'. In 2006 the UN awarded King Rama IX with the first United Nations Human Development Lifetime Achievement Award.

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M society - Issue 26
Urban Farming
Nov 2016

Once known as having a vital agricultural economy Thailand was intent nevertheless, during the last few decades, on developing other sectors and it thus faltered in significance. The passing of enough time has brought back the cyclical order of things and it is somewhat ironic that, in today's digital age, the mind-set of the younger generation has turned towards the importance of clean food and the cultivation of crops - including urban crops.

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