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Supported by: CEDAC Location: Cambodia Fact sheet: Not available Ms. Nhem Sovannary, a farmer in Po Preah Sang village, Taphem commune, Tramkak district, Takeo province, was awarded first prize in 2013 and third prize in 2014 during the SRI national competitions, organized by CEDAC. She has 1.5 ha of rice fields, 800 m2 homegarden, 8 cattle, 100 chickens and a biogas. She has collaborated with CEDAC since 2004. She first tested SRI on 0.01 ha out of her total 1.5 ha. She got yield of about 300 kg or 3 t/ha while production from 1.4 ha was about 2800 kg or 2 t/ha. In 2013, she was among 735 farmers who registered to participate in the SRI competition organized by CEDAC. She grown rice with SRI practices on 0.3 ha, and the yield was of 7.33 t/ha, making her a SRI Champion. In 2014, she achieved yield as much as 7.5 t/ha, and she got third prize. On 0.3 ha plot, she grows two rice crops/year, namely early wet season rice and wet season rice. Early maturing variety was used for early wet season rice, with yield of 6.66 t/ha, and fragrant rice (Jasmine) was used for wet season rice. […]
Supported by: CEDAC Location: Cambodia Fact sheet: Not available Integrated farming or Multi-Purpose Farm? Organic Agriculture? Agroforestry? Integrated Pest Management? System of Rice Intensification? Climate Resilient Agriculture? Climate-Smart Agriculture? Mr. Ros Mao, a 56-year old farmer living in Chaom Pul village, Por Pel commune, Tramkak district, Takeo province, is well-known for his innovation in model farming based on agro-ecological principles. The techniques he is applying can fall into any of the above agro-ecological practices. He has two integrated farms: a homegarden of 0.25 ha with diversified vegetables integrated with poultry, fish and pigs along with fruit trees, and a multipurpose farm (rice, fish pond for fish raising and irrigation, dyke and water channel around rice field for water management, irrigation and flood prevention, vegetable garden, multi-purpose trees for firewood, living fence and soil improvement, and chicken raising). He has used his land in an effective and sustainable way, and with this productive system, his livelihoods have significantly improved. When getting into his homegarden, we could feel it is not just a homegarden for producing a variety of vegetables but also a resort. The garden is very integrated and well designed. He started to design this garden in 2003 when he collaborated with […]
Supported by: RUA project; Natural Agriculture Village Shop; USAID Horticulture Innovation Lab Location: Cambodia Fact sheet: Not available Mr. Nov Keo, 44, resided in Barein Krom village, Svay Proteal commune, Sa Ang district, Kandal province along the Bassac River (a region with intensive production of vegetables), is among a few farmers who produce chemical-free vegetables. Mr. Nov Keo grows vegetables on a plot of 1200 m-2 and supplies year-round vegetables to Natural Agriculture Village Shop in Phnom Penh. He has four nethouses, two supported by a RUA project, one supported by Natural Agriculture Village Shop and one on his own cost. Mr. Nov Keo has grown vegetables since 2001, and he had intensively used pesticide to control pests. In 2013, he was selected by USAID Horticulture Innovation Lab funded project “Rural Investments in Agricultural Technologies (RIAT)” to test low-cost nethouse for safe vegetable production. The results were promising, and thus he got support from the project to install the second nethouse. Seeing Mr. Nov Keo is a committed farmer, in 2014, Natural Agriculture Village Shop also supported him with a nethouse of 239 m-2, and provided him a loan to build a big nethouse (12mx40m), enabling him to produce large and regular […]
Supported by: Aide au Développement Gembloux (ADG); Cambodian Women for Peace and Development (CWPD) Location: Cambodia Fact sheet: Not available Peri-Urban Agriculture Center was established in July 2001, with the supports from a Belgium NGO Aide au Développement Gembloux (ADG) in partnership with a local NGO “Cambodian Women for Peace and Development (CWPD). The purpose of PUAC establishment was to ensure farmers’ access to technical knowledge and know-how on production of chemical-free and high value vegetables, and to link producers to markets. PUAC is located in Chamkar Daung Village, Chbar Mon Commune, Chbar Mon City, Kampong Speu province, about 50 Km from Phnom Penh. It extends on about 2.5 ha of land. PUAC was registered as Agricultural Cooperative in April 2009, and changed its name to Peri-Urban Agriculture Cooperative by maintaining its initial acronym. The cooperative is operated by a group of 70 vegetable producers from 10 villages, 6 communes and 2 districts (Chbar Mon and Samroang Toang) of Kampong Speu, and employs three salaried staffers. The services of PUAC to its members include technical trainings on vegetable production, supply of inputs and purchase of farm produces). PUAC and its members produce and supply ten different types of lettuces (romaine, red […]