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'Hồn nhiên, lãng mạn, bản lĩnh, bao dung và khát khao tự do là vốn trời cho. Nếu ta giá trị được món quá ban tặng đó của Ông Trời như phụng dưỡng mẹ cha ta, ta sẽ có được tự do của chính ta. Doanh nhân Cộng đồng luôn âm thầm thờ phụng món quà tự do của ông Trời ban tặng đó ở các cánh rừng già tưởng là giản đơn mà sâu lắng đến ngỡ ngàng' Trần thị Lành 2015!
Livelihood Sovereignty
Livelihood Sovereignty
Livelihood Sovereignty is ‘a holistic ethical alternative solution’ which consists of five inter-relative rights, including: 1) The right to land, forest and water, clean air and natural landscape (basic); 2) The right to maintain one’s own religion (unique); 3) The right to live according to one’s own way of life and values of happiness and wellbeing within one’s own natural environment (practice); 4)The right to operate according to one’s own knowledge and decide what to plant, initiate, create and invent on one’s own land (holistic); and 5) The right to co-manage or co-govern natural resources with neighboring communities and local authorities (strategic). It needs to be daily exercised, voluntarily and legally, at individual, communal, national and international levels in order to consolidate the sharing of the responsibility towards all living things, for today as well as for the generations of tomorrow. With the achievement of Livelihood Sovereignty, all organisms, human and non-human, will be living in harmony with each other, enjoying happiness and wellbeing, in interdependent self-determination’.

Tran thi Lanh (1989-1999-2009)

Community Entrepreneur and Eco-farming (30/12/2016)

“Eco-farming is a cultivation method which is related tofive fundamental characteristics of an ecosystem, namely: 1) Diversity; 2) Uniqueness; 3) Interaction; 4) Adaptability; and 5) Sustainability. These characteristics serve as a basic foundation ...

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Learning with Elders: Human Ecology and Ethnobotany Explorations in Northern and Central Vietnam (29/04/2016)

This article explores data gathered through an applied human ecology and ethnobotany study of selected elders from the Vietnamese Dao, Hmong, Kinh, Ma-Lieng, Sach, Tai, Tay, and Xinh-Mun ethnic groups. The research catalogued traditional uses and conservation ...

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Nurturing Customary Based Wellbeing: An Approach to Biological Human Ecology Theory (27/04/2016)

To fully and thoroughly understand the Hmong people living in Long Lan village in Luang Prabang province of Laos, it may require five post- doctoral theses on: 1) traditional economic institutions at the micro level; 2) cultural, political and social ...

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Livelihood Sovereignty and Village Wellbeing: H’rê People and the Spiritual Ecosystem (27/04/2016)

It is indeed a big challenge for the author who is not an indigenous H’rê person of Vi O Lak village - who is very different from them in her perceptions of values, in her practice of civilized norms towards the surrounding natural landscape, and in ...

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Ethnobotany Book: An Approach to Biological Human Ecology Theory (25/04/2016)

To bring more scientific attention to Biological Human Ecology Theory (BHE), SPERI and its partner MECO-ECOTRA embarked on an intensive BHE and Ethnobotany Research project with indigenous healers in the Mekong region. The research, which took place between ...

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