The Doi Tung Development Project is held up by the United Nations as a model for ending narcotic drug cultivation and improving the lives of indigenous communities. Photo: AFP

In Thailand, farming revolution rescued entire communities from opium addiction. But it can’t happen without land rights for villagers

  • Villagers to reforest vast swathes of the hillside and grow coffee and macadamia
  • However, of an estimated 1 million highland indigenous people in Thailand, about 10 per cent are stateless
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The Doi Tung Development Project is held up by the United Nations as a model for ending narcotic drug cultivation and improving the lives of indigenous communities. Photo: AFP
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