Monday, December 3, 2012
Seed Production at Tung Kwang Tong Community
Tung Kwang Tong (Field of the Golden Deer) Community, also in Mae Ai, is predominantly ethnic Palaung. Despite limited access to fields for rice and cash crop production, they tend impressive kitchen gardens.
ECHO Asia recently worked out an arrangement with community members to grow select crops, such as tomato and long bean, for the seed bank. This arrangement provides supplemental income for the participating gardeners while improving the seed bank's access to more types of seed.