From 21-24 July 2008, I had conducted a field visit to Agricultural Livelihood Project in Sok San commune, Koh Ngek district of Mundulkiri province to provide monitoring support for the project.

Road from Senmonorom (provincial town) to the project site in Koh Nheaek district

During the visit, I reviewed the activity plan of the project as well as the project output that we had achieved so far. Generally, the project achieved as planed, excepted one activity, called “village general meeting to share agriculture innovation” we had done only one out of 4 expected meetings.

Furthermore, there were 4 farmers applied System of Rice Intensification (SRI) experiment and there would be around other 20 farmers interested to apply SRI in case of having enough rain water in rice fields. Some other agricultural innovations like vegetable growing, ecological chicken raising had been conducted by several farmers.

During the visit, I discussed with the project staff the overview of the project’s progress in term of activities and output-based. Additionally, we consulted next quarterly activity plan and expected output. It was noted that most of farmers had not yet transplanted their rice because they had no enough water for transplanting. Recently, we observed that farmers were busy to plow their rice field as the rain started.