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Produce good quality cassava planting materials for supplying other farmers

Banteay Meanchey province:  Cassava planting is an important agricultural activity in Cambodia. For example, the farmers in Tboung Khmum, Preah Vihear, Kampong Thom, Pailin, Ratanakiri, Mondul Kiri, Banteay Meanchey, etc. Farmers produce cassava  for the commercial purpose, farmers sell fresh or dried cassava to buyers, mostly exported to neighboring countries (Vietnam and Thailand). Even the cassava production has increased, but sometimes farmers encountered problems, especially pests and disease, resulting in low yield and starch. The selection of good planting materials is an important problem observed among cassava farmers. Sometimes, cassava planting materials (cutting stems) from neighboring countries are imported illegally to Cambodia without quality control. Some planting materials are already sick, infected with diseases. If farmers select those kinds of poor quality materials for planting, then the result of the production is not good. A farmer, named Moun Am, 50 years ol

Supporting farmer producer groups, horticulture and farmer water user groups in Mondul Kiri Province from 24-28 August 2019

Under the Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project (BCCP), a group of project team conducted a field trip to Mondul Kiri province from 24 to 28 August 2019. The team comprised Mr. Sam Vitou, horticulture specialist, Mr. Seng Sophak, water User Group specialist and Mr. Yim Soksophors, Business Development specialist. The purposes of the field visit were 1) To assist farmer producer groups in developing internal regulation, 2) To monitor the progress of farmer water user groups and 3) farmers’ adoption in applying horticulture practices introduced by the project. The project team asked for help from Ms. Neth Chhaiya to help arrange the appointment for farmer meetings in Pu Lesh and Pu Trom  villages concerning the farmer producer group and another meeting in Srae Thum village regarding the Farmer Water User Groups (FWUGs). In the same day, the reporting officer reviewed and prepared relevant documents for developing the internal regulation / statute of the fruit tree farmer produc