Mr. Yim Soksophors CSA advisor and Mr. Kirina Kitinya Junior Advisor accompanied Ms. Monica Upadhyay, CSA Communication Officer based in Nepal and Mr. Nico Hertweck, Director of Humanitarian Media who is a video producer based in Lao-PDR, on a field trip to Svay Rieng province from 24 to 26 November 2014.
The aim of the mission was to produce video documentation on CSA best practices (water storage and supply systems) as well as the changes of farmer practices to deal with water shortage in the drought period.
During the mission, we interviewed with vegetable farmer producers in Basak village on climate change impact, their adaptive measures especially the effectiveness of tarpaulin lining ponds to deal with the water shortage. Additionally, we interviewed with Deputy Director of PDA Svay Rieng and CFAP managing director who are the local partners about their perception / impression on the CSA intervention. PDA acknowledged that the water storage and supply systems (tarpaulin lining pond and Rovai pump) introduced by the project is appropriate for smallholder farmers because it helps farmers to store more water to be used later in the drier months.
Two video documentations developed, one for the CSA global and another one for the CSA Cambodia. We expected to share those videos with donors, partners and beneficiaries.