Siem Reap: From 20-23 June 2011, approximately 25 core staff of CEDAC’s Field Program attended a semester meeting of the program in order to synthesize the activities and results have been done during the first six months from January to June 2011, as well as to prepare action plan for the next semester implementation. The participants comprised of project officers, project coordinators, project monitoring and evaluation officers, program officers, assistant to program director, and program director. Mr. Khat Bora and Mr. Huot Dok, project coordinators of CEDAC Field Program, facilitated the meeting. It is important to mention that the meeting was held in the branch office of CEDAC in Siem Reap Municipality.
As usual, the core team meeting of CEDAC field Program is organized every month at CEDAC Head Office in Phnom Penh and every three months in the target provinces.
During the meeting, the participants shared the progress activities and results from January to June 2011. Furthermore, many presentation sessions were conducted to present the result of each technical working group of CEDAC Field Program, Lessons-learned from reading books and field visits to other development NGOs, Group Performance Assessment of the project Food Facility in Prey Veng and Svay Rieng Provinces etc
According to the meeting’s result, all of the participants were quite sure about the achievement in the first semester as well as the action plan to be implemented for the second semester, specifically they are planning to achieve the following key tasks:
- Organize annual assembly
- Apply database system of CEDAC Field Program in real practices and conduct field monitoring visits (Internal quality control)
- Improve the approach of agricultural extension
- Documentation on the best practices (Drought Resilient Agricultural Technique)
- Building up capacity for staff especially Farmer Community based Facilitators (FCFs) on Sustainable Agricultural Technique and Project Management skills.
- Proposal development
 There are different Working Groups, including Agricultural extension, education, monitoring and evaluation, Climate Change, Local Governance, Rural Women, etc.