Recently, a dozen farmers in Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear provinces in central and northern Cambodia joined a four-day CWS-hosted workshop about climate resilient agriculture linked to markets, where they learned new techniques for growing organic vegetables, making organic fertilizer and pesticides, and identifying markets to help determine best selling prices. In group discussions participants talked about ideas such as growing vegetables on racks to conserve water, collecting local seeds for reuse and exploring vegetable growing groups. CWS staff will now work with these famers, and others, to help them move ideas and plans forward. Mr. Pen Ol, a farmer from Rung Village said, “I now have new ideas about selecting vegetable to growbased on market demand and also how to compost. At home I will start composting for my vegetableplots, and I will talk with the family about expanding our home garden”.Ms. Lim Ourn, from Kantout village, said: “This workshop has helped me to be more imaginative. Before, I grew vegetables without thinking much about buyers or markets. Now, I know what vegetables and how much of each type to grow. I will share what I have learned with my children and ask them to help me materialize my plans”.
Collecting local seeds for reuse
CWS Cambodia | May 22, 2016