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Lessons learned on a photo-report initiative for poor farmers
The use of digital photography recently helped poor farmers in rural Cambodia to feel more confident about expressing themselves to donors and programme managers (see COSOP CAMBODIA 2011). Lessons learned as facilitator: The poorest often can not read or write. This is the thinking that spurred the idea of providing digital cameras to poor farmers. This way their situation could be...
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Case Study 1: Kol Pien in Svay Rieng Province
There is something unusual about Mr Kol Pien: he never stops to work and is obsessed about learning more. His land is spick&span clean and as functional as can be – a kind of permaculture dreamland where not an inch of soil is wasted. Yet Mr. Kol Pien used to be one of the poorest farmers in the area. He laughs as he speaks to his chicken: ‘You don’t know how lucky you are – my house...
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Case Study 2: Ty Saoly in Prey Veng Province
Ty Saoly is an elderly woman struggling to make ends meet. She has endured a lot in her lifetime but this has given her a strong sense of working in the community. She only has a little plot of land behind her house and rents a rice field during the rice season, together with her friends from the IFAD farmer group. She works and lives alone – her husband is in the army in the north of the...
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General Introduction to Poor Farmers Sharing at COSOP 2011
A very creative workshop process was expected for the COSOP last December in Phnom Penh. Adding to an original table arrangements and the facilitation of an expert team, a group of 3 poor farmers was also invited to express their feedback to national and international decision makers. To bring the voices of these poor farmers to the workshop, in total 3 provinces were selected. In these...
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