On 28 March 2012, Mr. Yim Sok Sophors participated in the Annâdya Project Launching Workshop at Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. With funding support from the European Union (EU), ULB, ULg/GX ABT, HUA and CEDAC are partnering to implement the 3-years project entitled “Promoting appropriate technology for smallholders to increase food security among ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples in Cambodia and Lao PDR” from February 2012 to January 2015, the total project budget is about 4.5 million US$. Inspired from a Sanskrit word meaning “the happiness to eat according to one’s need”, the project has been named ‘Annâdya’. 

Annâdya aims to contribute to the sustainable improvement of food security in Lao PDR and Cambodia by building the capacity of target beneficiaries to increase food production, nutrition knowledge and to diversify income generating activities. The project will build on the experience of ULB and its partners in the areas of sustainable agricultural and rural development, market access, nutrition, anthropology and capacity-building as well as work on community-based development.

The actions will be implemented in 200 villages in Attapeu (South-East Laos) and Ratanakiri (North-East Cambodia), and aims to benefit to 20 000 rural households (about 120 000 people) mainly from ethnic minorities and indigenous peoples background. 

Specifically, the workshop will:

  • equip participants with full understanding of the project overall and specific objectives, expected results and outputs, and key activities
  • engage participants in discussions, comments/feedback so that valuable ideas/recommendations are compiled/obtained to be used as a basis for the successful implementation of the project





8:00 – 8:30 Participants registration Miss MEAN Chakriya
8:30 – 8: 35 Program and workshop objective presentation Mrs MOK Chenda
8:35 – 8:40 National Anthem Mrs MOK Chenda
8:40 – 8: 45 Welcoming/opening speech by CEDAC’s Executive Director Mr SIM Samoeun
8:45 – 8: 55 Speech by ULB Academic Director Mr Pierre PETIT
8:55 – 9: 10 Speech by the EU Ambassador H.E Jean-François CAUTAIN
9:10 – 9: 30 Speech by the Minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) H.E Chan Sarun
9:30 – 9: 45 Break
9:45 – 10: 45 Project presentation by Annâdya Project Manager Mrs Annick SCHUBERT, Presentation
10.45-11.05 Q&A (plenary discussion) Mrs Annick SCHUBERT Plenary discussion
11:05 – 11:35 Small group discussion Mrs. Mok Chenda Presentation of discussion result by group representative
11:35 – 11: 45 Workshop summary Mrs MOK Chenda Presentation
11:45 – 12:00 Closing speech by H.E Srun Darith CARD Deputy Secretary General H.E Srun Darith
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch Buffet at Phnom Penh Hotel