Livelihood improvement of a cooperating farmer, Em Rim

Em Rim is a cooperating farmer of the Prolinnova Program in Kaheng village, Kaheng commune, Samrong Tong district, Kampong Speu province. There are 5 members in her family including 2 males and 3 females. She conducted an experiment on growing of long-bean with technical support from the officials of the Agriculture Department. She added that she had never used to do any experiment before the Prolinnova program.

She mentioned that her family’s living condition is better than before thanks to the capacity to generate income has increased. Before the Prolinnova program, she made income only 1.5 million riels, but she can earn 2.5 million riels from selling vegetables. Moreover, she added that her writing, simple calculation and communication skills have significantly improved.

She indicated that there are more farmers growing vegetables for supplying to the markets now. They are now formed in a producer groups to supply their organic vegetables to the local markets and other shops in the town, Phnom Penh.

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