Monday, October 25, 2010
Yesterday, Monday 25th October, me and my team went on an agricultural research trip to Siem Reap. For the past few months, I have been looking into supporting women farmers in my own consistuency, Battambang Province. Some very successful NGOs have offered to help me, including CADF and the Agricultural Development Denmark Asia (ADDA), both based in Siem Reap. The latter focuses on women farmers empowerment in 3 Cambodian provinces (Siem Reap, Bantey Meanchey, and Battambang), with the support of the EU and WB notably. We met with some of their representatives to discuss their model and work with local women, as well as to discuss directly with some of the women involved (visiting their farms and community groups).
After this trip, we will work on developing our own system in Battambang, following local women’s needs and desires, as well as market demand and supply there, but using some of the tools already successfully put in place by ADDA notably.