With funding from FAO, Louvain Cooperation leads the implementation of the FAO’s tool evaluation on “Agroecology Performance Evaluation – TAPE”. This project aims to test the FAO tool in Cambodia. The service will contribute to the following organizational objective “stakeholders make evidence-based decisions in the planning and management of the agricultural sectors and natural resources to support the transition to sustainable agricultural sector production systems through monitoring, statistics, assessment, and analysis by using results from the FAO Tool for Agroecology performance Evaluation – TAPE
Overview of the training and Field Testing
Tentative agenda click Here
- The 2-day training was conducted at Tonle Bassac II restaurant, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The training was held from 5 to 6 February 2020.
- There are 28 participants from nine organizations that are working on agroecology in Cambodia participated in this training including Farmer and Nature Net Association (FNN), Life With Dignity (LWD), Conservation Agriculture Services Center (CASC), Eclosio, Chivet & Soil, Mlup Baitong (MB), Ockenden, GRET, and University of Battambang (UBB).
- The main trainers of this training were Abram J, Bicksler, Agricultural Officer FAO Rome, and Pierre Ferrand, Agriculture Officer (Agroecology) FAO Thailand
Half-day field testing
- Half-day field testing was conducted on 7 February 2020 at Takeo province, Tramkok district. Eclosio, one of implemented partner had helped to arrange this field testing in their targeted working area.
- There are 15 farmers were invited to be part of the field testing. Each farmer was interviewed by two interviewers at their house in the village.
- The testing interview took in average 2hours to complete the interview while some interviews took more than 3 hours
Some presentation has been shown on the training
- Framework Presentation for Cambodia National Workshop on the Application of TAPE: a Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation