Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Agriculture Urges All Farmers Not to Rely on Imports​

In order to improve people's livelihoods, Song Kheang, Director of Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries urged all farmers to work hard to raise fish and livestock and grow vegetables to supply the domestic market instead of relying on imports from neighboring countries. 

This fish distribution event took place in Sre Preah commune, Keo Seima district on July 22, 2020, under the collaboration of the Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience, and Extension (Aspire) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries as well as the International Funds of Agricultural Development (IFAD). 

This event targets farming in five clusters: cassava, cashew, chickens, pigs, and fish.

Mr. Song Kheang also added that this program has 211 beneficiary families and has created 8 clusters in Sre Khtom commune, Sre Preah commune, and Keo Seima district. Upon harvesting, the professional officer also prepared a sales contract between producers, buyers, and sellers. The specialized departments and partner organizations also furnished equipment and set up hatcheries and fish breeds so that all farmers could avoid importing any equipment from neighboring provinces and countries.

According to the report of the Program Coordinator of Cambodia Rural Development Group (CRDT), Mr. Bora Vuth said that this 8-month project is to be implemented in Koh Nhek and Keo Seima districts, Mondulkiri province. This project will benefit more than 380 families in the region.

By: Pon Lorngdy