PHUKET: The countryside in Srisoonthorn is becoming a battleground between traditional and modern, farmers and developers – and the farmers worry that the old ways, and their livelihood, may be pushed into extinction.
Under pressure from the power of developers, some farmers have sold their land to the developers, while others simply quit. Last year the owner of a chicken farm in Sri Soonthorn reportedly quit her business because of pressure from new residents who complained about the stink from her farm.
The issue flared up on Tuesday (August 14) when staff of another housing project in Srisoonthorn lodged a complaint with the authorities about the smell from a farm close by.
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