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Agroforestry for Farming communities in Cambodia

Action completed

Cambodia

2008 - 2014

Improve adaptation to climate change for the most vulnerable

Farming communities suffer particularly from the direct consequences of soil poverty and climate change in highly deforested regions. By strengthening their resilience, their ability to resist these changes and to continue farming is enhanced.

Agroforestry techniques are aimed precisely at this objective: farmers are trained and advised on the methods to be used to improve the fertility of their soils and increase their yield. Agroforestry also helps mitigate the consequences of climate change that they experience daily. They become actors in the protection of their natural resources, and aware of their dependence on them.

From objectives to actions

Agroecology experts from GERES identify the most appropriate techniques in the Cambodian context, and pass them on to farmers’ communities through training, technical assistance and regular monitoring.

GERES exposes and presents the various improved solutions and best practices to all interested farmers in a dedicated resource center in Kampong Chhnang.

Farmers receive comprehensive training tailored to their needs, enabling them to protect their lands, improve their yields and diversify their income-generating activities.

GERES selects “Master Farmers” who will be trained to become themselves trainers of their peers. They become experts in soil management, fruit and vegetable growing and water recovery.

 

From actions to impacts

  • 51 farmers have been trained and promoted suitable farming practices
  • 47 training sessions organized in 2013 in Kampong Chhnang province
Funder partners
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation of Facilities (CARF)
  • Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED)
  • Thailand Environment Institute Foundation (TEI)
Technical partners
Beneficiaries

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