Jon is a farmer from northeastern Thailand. He founded the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance, an organic farm outside Chiang Mai, with his wife Peggy Reents in 2003. Pun Pun doubles as a center for sustainable living and seed production, aiming to bring indigenous and rare seeds back into use. It regularly hosts training on simple techniques to live more sustainably. Outside of Pun Pun, Jon is a leader in bringing the natural building movement to Thailand, appearing as a spokesperson on dozens of publications and TV programs for the past 10 years. He continually strives to find easier ways for people to fulfill their basic needs.
Khat is Yemen’s cash crop. It takes long hours to cultivate the leafy stimulant. AJ+ hung out with Gamdan and his guard dog, Sabah, for a night at his family’s farm in Radaa to see what life is like on the night shift.
Real-life Farmville and a pregnancy app for cows – mobile technology is changing the way farmers do business in Africa.