This project aims to enable villagers living at a subsistence level in rural areas to develop skills in silk production based on local knowledge combined with appropriate technologies. A first draft created, in the province of Luang Namtha, a pool of skills and expertise to facilitate commercial production. During three years the school farm of Luang Namtha-provided training to many villagers. A similar project is now operating in the province of Sekong, focusing on silk production.
- Training on the school farm aims to improve techniques for the entire silk industry and too ensure that these improvements are integrated in the village context.
- Introduction of micro-credits for the purchase of production tools.
- Support for target populations in a dynamic process of empowerment for the marketing of the silk sector.