This workshop was organized in Phnom Penh on the 26th of October as part of ALiSEA objective to support the emergence and promote a shared vision about Agroecology. It involved thirteen farmers, representatives of 8 different Farmer Organizations (FOs). FO here refers to farmer association, federation or network.
The objectives of the workshop were:
- To better understand the functioning of each Farmer Organization (mandate, agricultural models promoted, difficulties/challenges faced by their members, how these challenges/constraints have been addressed, and dissemination of information by FO to their members);
- To assess the understanding of FO of the AE concept and facilitate the co-development of a clear definition of the agroecology in Khmer, which can be easily understood by farmers;
- To present ALiSEA and discuss the potential collaboration, especially on how to mainstream agroecology at farmer level;
- To identify potential outstanding sites (farms) that could relate to AE concept and would be worth documented (for sharing experience amongst FO members).
A brief presentation of some findings of the workshop is available here