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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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Case Study 3: Rath Rasmey, Preah Viehear Province
Famous for its disputed temple, the province of Preah Viehear has recently received a large road system upgrade. This area use to be mainly inhabited by ethnic minority called the Kouy. There still are Pre-Angkorian villages and prehistoric sites in this area. The new road gives a new life to many people in the area. It brings new opportunities for many poor farmers to better access the market....
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