The area is drying up – a fact many local people attribute to global warming - and what used to be paddy fields are now patches of dry grassland unsuitable for much more than grazing cattle.
Farming insects provides a cheap and simple alternative.
“It involves very few initial costs, and anyone can do it,” says Prayad Yupin, from the region’s Agricultural Development Research Centre.
“And they’re a good way to supplement your diet. They’ve got a lot of calcium and protein.”