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Structuring and management of the “drain sludge” sector and production of organic fertilizers – Siem Reap

Etude de faisabilité pour la valorisation des boues de vidange pour l'agriculture

Agrisud and SIA, an engineering consultancy firm specializing in sanitation, carried out a study prior to the agricultural recovery project for Siem Reap sludge.

This study demonstrates the potential for using this sludge as natural fertilizer in the face of the high needs of peri-urban agriculture.

Several actors are involved in this project, notably the Municipality of Siem Reap, the main beneficiary. The objective is to improve public hygiene on the one hand (management of sewage sludge) and, on the other hand, to develop an agricultural sector (organic fertilizer).

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Agroecological intensification and Diversification of family farming – Siem Reap

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With the proximity of the temples of Angkor, the tourist growth of the city of Siem Reap is accompanied by a strong demand for fresh products. This demand is met largely by imports from neighboring countries, excluding small local farmers who face multiple constraints.

The actions are aimed at small family farms and focus on agroecological intensification and improving marketing. These small farms become self-sufficient in food, earn regular incomes and help supply local markets. The marketing component is particularly active, driven by growing demand for healthy and local products.

Organizing a marketing group allows small producers to seize collective economic opportunities which were previously inaccessible to them

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Professionalising periurban agriculture in Pnhom Penh – Prek Ta Lay, Kandal Province

Ta LayThe project "Professionalization of Agriculture in Phnom Penh, Village Prek Ta Lay, Kandal Province" was set out by Agrisud International and its local partner Agri-Cam with funding from the Aquitaine Region.

This project has a duration of 18 months (October 2010-April 2012) was the professionalization of farmers from the village of Prek Ta Lay in a sustainable development of agricultural activities and supply chains in the city of Phnom Penh.

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Developing local production for tourism, Siem-Reap and Kandal Provinces

Cam1This project aimed to support 225 cammbodgiens producers around Phnom Penh and Siem Reap volles to reate a supply chain of fresh, local products to the large hotels of the Accor group.

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Learning cycle promoting agroecological practices

cambodgeAgrisud has a constant focus on boosting the action capacities of NGOs, organizations, professional groups, and also those of its own projects’ teams. Transfers of skills are made via « learning cycles ».

Promoting agroecological practices

Based on the “Agroecology in Practice” guide (Agrisud, 2010), this course helps participants learn these practices. 
It is based on transferring methods and tools to:

  • Understand agroecology and its economic, social and environmental dimensions;
  • Understand the sustainable management of a farming system;
  • Analyze the context of operation and identify the appropriate 
agroecological practices;
  • Be able to spread these practices.

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