Today, I worked with Mr. Yi Kimthan to write up a project proposal for submission to ACT. The proposal will target to Kompong Chhnang province. We will work on improving agriculture innovations, farmer producer and farmer cooperative, strengthening to existing farmer associations, strengthen the local authorities and local stakeholder on participatory community development approaches.
If the proposal is approved from ACT, the community people will have more chance to get support from CEDAC. The existing farmer groups, agricultural cooperatives will be strengthened so that they will be able to self-managed while the project phased out. Development needs several steps. For example, first we train farmers to produce food for family consumption and then we link them to the market while they have enough food for family consumption. Practical management and leadership is being trained to farmers step by step. Finally, the community farmers will be self-reliance.