450 Farmers Along the Mekong Supported on Climate Resilient Agriculture

With capacity building on agricultural techniques adapted to climate change Mr. Ton Vany, living in Bay Samnum village said ” Now I dare to scale up my activities of pig raising from 3 to 20 pigs , and chicken raising from 3 to 150 chickens”.

Since 2006, CRDT has been implementing livelihood development projects in Sambour District, Kratie Province in order to improve local people’s living conditions in terms of food security and income in support of conservation.

Continuing to help farmers in the Mekong Flooded Forest to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, CRDT has been implementing the project “Community Resilience and Food Security” in 6 villages of Sambour district in Kratie Province (mention the donor). The project focuses on building capacity of 15 active farmers on agricultural techniques adapted to climate change and share their knowledge to some 450 other farmers.

The training sessions on techniques for vegetable growing and livestock raising have been conducted since mid-2013. In addition, an exposure visit and material support were also distributed to the farmers. The materials showed in the photos were provided to support farmers to raise livestock (chicken and pig) and plant vegetables. The materials were provided not only to the 15 farmer promoters but also to 120 of 450 farmers who involved in the project. The 15 farmer promoters are now transferring their knowledge actively to other villagers.

With all the support, the farmers involved in the project feel more confident in their livelihood activities. One of the model farmers, Mr. Ton Vany, living in Bay Samnum village said ” Now I dare to scale up my activities of pig raising from 3 to 20 pigs , and chicken raising from 3 to 150 chickens”. Furthermore, he took the rest of the time to coach some other cooperative farmers in the village.

By Bin Dim, Project Manager in Sambour Project Site

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