Civil society organizations: NPA (SAEDA)
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Mrs. Chanthaly, Member of Producers’ group
“I have cultivated rice since 1975. I used to get only 1.5 tons of paddy rice per ha, which was not enough to feed my family. In 2009, the SAMADP promoted the new rice cultivation technique (Sustainable Rice System, SRS) and I was convinced by it. So, I decide to apply as a peer-farmer in the project.
After joining the program, my rice yield has increased to 2.5 tons per ha and I also earned an additional income from the organic vegetable production. My annual income from rice and vegetable is about 14 – 15 million kip per year;
I have been trained by the project on the compost making, the liquid bio-extracted fertilizer making, seed and cultivar selection, marketing, integrated pest and disease control, and SRS techniques.
Several farmers are interested in the SRS and the organic vegetable. Some rural development projects come visit and exchange the lesson learnt”.