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Moving toward Sustainable Production and Consumption through ESD: A Case Study of Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia

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Case Study presentation: Moving toward Sustainable Production and Consumption through ESD: A Case Study of Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia
Dr. Jeeranuch Sakkhamduang, RCE Greater Phnom Penh
11th Global RCE Conference
7-9 December, 2018
Cebu, the Philippines

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Moving toward Sustainable Production and Consumption through ESD: A Case Study of Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia

  1. 1. Moving toward sustainable production and consumption through ESD: Case study of Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia RCE Greater Phnom Penh and Institute of Environmental Rehabilitation and Conservation (ERECON)
  2. 2. Content • Introduction of RCE Greater Phnom Penh • Project’s rational, aims and activities • Outcomes of the 1st year • Roles of stakeholders • Lessons learned and key message
  3. 3. RCE Greater Phnom Penh • RCE Greater Phnom Penh (RCE-GPP) was officially acknowledged by UNU- IAS in December 2009 • It works in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and with its six surrounding provinces such as Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kandal, Prey Veng and Takeo • The activities has been being focused on promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the area of Greater Phnom Penh, especially regarding the Food, Agriculture and Environmental Education
  4. 4. • Insufficient agricultural extension service in Cambodia is one of the factors lead to unsustainable agricultural practices • To enhance ability of extension officers and farmers, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is the key approach of the project • RCE GPP is implementing Project on Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Conditions for Poverty Reduction in Kampong Cham Province from October 2017-September 2020 • The project aims to promote sustainable agricultural conditions through various forms of education for change agents (agricultural extension officers) and farmers in the province Project’s rational
  5. 5. Project Aims • Aims: – Setting up the conditions to promote sustainable agriculture in the province – PDA and DOA officers as well as farmers gain knowledge and technique of sustainable farming with cyclic use of natural resources – Capacity of PDA and DOA officers for promotion of sustainable agriculture is built up – Poverty level is lowered among farmers by reducing the purchase amounts of chemical fertilizer and pesticide, and income, environmental and health issues are improved through producing better agricultural products – ESD and SDGs are widely recognized and achieved
  6. 6. Kampong Cham Province • Project area covers ten districts of Kampong Cham Province
  7. 7. Project Activities (1) 1. Technical training on sustainable agriculture in Cambodia and Thailand for PDA and DOA officers 2. Edit 3 guidebooks on sustainable farming with cyclic use of natural resources
  8. 8. Project Activities (2) 3. MOA signing among PDA, DOA, Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) and Kampong Cham National School of Agriculture (KCNSA) 4. Making PDA and DOAs the center for promoting sustainable agriculture
  9. 9. Project Activities (3) 5. Technical training for District Group for Promoting Sustainable Agriculture (DG) 6. Establishment of District Model Farm (DMF)
  10. 10. Project Activities (4) 7. Workshop for 1,000 farmers 8. Evaluation of Project 9. Promoting conditions for sales of agricultural products with low chemical inputs
  11. 11. Results of the 1st year (1) 1. Technical training in Cambodia and Thailand for PDAFF and DDAFF officers under the theme of “Improving Soil Fertility” was conducted during May 2018 2. Guidebooks on sustainable farming with cyclic use of natural resources are under process of editing by experts in agricultural field 3. MOA signing among PDA, DOA, Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) and Kampong Cham National School of Agriculture (KCNSA) – Collaboration between academic experts and PDA/DOAs – Dispatch of experts from RUA and KCNSA to support training/workshops – Internship for students at PDAFF/DDAFFs etc.
  12. 12. Results of the 1st year (2) 4. Making PDAFF and DDAFFs the center for promoting sustainable agriculture, facilities such as wooden compost box, tanks for making liquid fertilizer in bio-pesticide, tree nurseries, signboards and seedlings of neem were distributed in PDAFF and DDAFFs 5. Technical Training for District Group for Promoting Sustainable Agriculture (DG) under the topic of “Improving Soil Fertility” was conducted for 500 DG members in 10 districts
  13. 13. Results of the 1st year (3) 6. Establishment of District Model Farm (DMF), 20 DMF were established in 10 districts 7. Workshop for 1,000 farmers under the topic of “Improving Soil Fertility” was conducted for 1,000 farmers in 10 districts 8. Annual evaluation of Project was conducted on August 2018
  14. 14. Image of dissemination of knowledge and technique ActivityStakeholders Monitoring PDAFF and DDAFF officersTechnical training Workshop Model farmers and DG farmers ERECON, RUA and KPCNSA General farmers ERECON, PDAFF and DDAFF officers ERECON, PDAFF and DDAFF officers Model farmers and DG farmers ERECON, PDAFF and DDAFF officers RUA and KPCNSA Model farmers, DG farmers and General farmers Workshop Stakeholders Feedback Feedback Revise/ improve Revise/ improve JAPAN on an JAPAN ation apan JAPAN tion pan JAPAN ion pan
  15. 15. Roles of stakeholders • ERECON, executes and facilitates the project • RUA and KPCNSA, providing experts to support trainings/workshops, arrange students for internship • KPCPDA, supports the premise for constructing the center for promoting sustainable agriculture, PDAFF and DOAFF officers disseminating knowledge and techniques, involve the concept, practices, knowledge from the project to sub-national policy • Farmers, applying knowledge and transfer to other farmers JAPAN vironment Rehabilitation and Conservation, Japan RUA KPCNSA ERECON Farmer KPCPDA RCE Greater Phnom Penh
  16. 16. Lessons Learned from the 1st year • From the first year of the project, the main challenge is the low literacy level of famers • It makes the stakeholders to improve conventional outreaches from pamphlet/handout to demonstration and practice which can engage more farmers and make them more understand the content/message • Closely monitoring or farm visit is one of the practices that encourage farmers to practice more of sustainable agriculture practices
  17. 17. Key Message • To promote sustainable agriculture that leads to responsible consumption and production, smallholder farmer is the fundamental of the change which leads to the goals • Education for sustainable development is indispensable for smallholder farmers to change their conventional agricultural practice to sustainable farming practices
  18. 18. Thank you very much for your attention!

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