The Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Preah Vihear Conducted Field Showcases in Rous Rorn Commune of Rovieng District
Field Showcase |
On April 6 and 7, 2023, MetKasekor team led by the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Preah Vihear conducted two filed showcases where land preparation and planting cover crops took place in Rous Rorn commune of Rovieng district. The two field showcases were presided by Mr. Poeung Tryda, Director of the Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Preah Vihear and representatives from the Department of Extension for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DEAFF).
Over 100 farmers showed up to the two field showcases to see the land preparation and planting cover crops using sub-soiler demonstrated by Conservation Agriculture Research for Development Center (CARDEC). Private sector from agricultural and banking sector also presented themselves at the events to have a direct engagement and to provide insight of their products and services to small holder farmers who are seeking for products and services for farming purposes. Having seen the field showcases, farmers showed their interests in switching to agroecology farming (conservation agriculture) as they have understood well about climate change and are looking for a new way of farming that will cope up with the current and future condition of climate. Since 2021, MetKasekor has been working with the government from national to provincial level to open market for private sector to invest and provide products and services to farmers who practice ecological farming. In 2023, MetKasekor has provided extension service on agroecological farming to over 3000 farmers in both provinces of Battambang and Preah Vihear.