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RURAL ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE FOR LIVELIHOODS (REAL PROJECT)

 

Final Report (May 2007 to December 2009)

 

Project area: Kampong Chhnang province


Implementation organization: Agriculture Technology Services Association (ATSA)


Funded Agency: Field Alliance


Period: July - December 2007


Objective: To enhance communities to adopt less risky and pro-environment methods to their agriculture systems, resulting in an enhanced and more sustainable livelihood. More specific objectives are to enhance local primary schools in Kampong Chhang to actively participate in teaching students about pesticide risk issues and leading communities in developing specific pesticide and farmland biodiversity plans.


Project implementation: the activities were implemented based on the work plan in the project agreement. however, training on pesticides-health both to students and community were delayed due to late transferred budget. however, the project has extended implementation in field until February 2008. the project has planned to binding documents related to farmland biodiversity and pesticide-health that produced by students and community. The ATSA staffs including senior officers and coordinator have visited field activities regularly, and organized training for school teachers. They have also met with teachers, students and farmers in the village to provide managerial advices for improving the quality of the activity. Furthermore, ATSA staffs also me with school directors and staff of district education office to discuss on further cooperation and present activity in the school. Trained school teachers are continued to teach students in their target classes on farmland biodiversity and pesticide-health. Student were asked to draw picture that what they think are related to the topic on what they have learnt.

 


Expected result:

-2 staffs attend regional training in Thailand.

-Three school selected.

- Khmer curriculum available for pesticide-health and farmland biodiversity activity.

-9 teachers in three. -Schools attended the training.

-90 children in three schools attend weekly classes on ABD and pesticide-health issues.

-Three communities have detailed info on current pesticide use and plans to reduce it.

-Three communities have detailed HAP which have been initiated in the communities.

-One joint filed day per year is facilitated where both students, teachers and policy makers present their work and offer ideas, respectively.

 

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