From 21-24 July 2008, I had been at Sok San commune, Koh Ngek district of Mundulkiri province to conduct the field monitoring support for the project, namely ALP “Agriculture Livelihood Project”. During the visit, I have reviewed the activity plan of the project as well as the project output that we have achieved so far. Generally, i could see that the project has achieved as planed, excepted one activity, called “village general meeting to share agriculture innovation” we have done one meeting out of 4 expected meetings.
Furthermore, we see that there are now 4 farmers have applied SRI experiment and there will be around other 20 farmers are interested to apply SRI in case of they have enough raining water in the field. Some other agriculture innovations like vegetable growing, ecological chicken raising have been conducted by several farmers. During the visit, i have also discussed with the project staff on the overview of the project’s progress in term of activities and output-based. Additionally, we have also consulted to anticipate about the next quarterly activity plan and expected output. It is to note that most of farmers have not yet transplanted their rice because they have no enough water for transplanting. There will be more farmers apply SRI while they have water. Recently, we observed that farmers are busy to plow their rice field as the rain started.