From 21-24 July 2008, I had been at Sok San commune, Koh Ngek district of Mundulkiri province to conduct a field monitoring support for the project, namely “Agriculture Livelihood Project”. During the visit, I reviewed the activity plan of the project as well as the project output that we have achieved so far. Generally, 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, there were 4 farmers applied 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 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 is to note that most of farmers not yet transplanted their rice because they had no enough water for transplanting. There would be more farmers apply SRI while they have water. At that time, we observed that farmers were busy to plow their rice field as the rain started.