Sustainable Agriculture

Traditional slash-and-burn agriculture as still practiced widely practiced in Southeast Asia is only environmentally viable on small surfaces, not for large areas cultivated with upland rice.

With increasing populations and unchanged practices, the forest is increasingly threatened. Since 2006, the Gibbon Experience project has offered free or low-cost land flattening and irrigation services to farmers willing to switch to irrigated paddy rice cultivation. Since inception, we flattened a total of 90 hectares benefiting over 120 families.