Project Summary


Title of Project Agriculture Livelihood Improvements through Village Empowerment (ALIVE)
Project ID in FSNIS Database 36
Project Number N/a
Project Description

Increased sustained value of agricultural production and smallholder income in the Bakan District{comma} Pursat province Cambodia.

1-To increase the capacity{comma} role{comma} and gender equity of women in decisions and access to benefits of sustainable HH livelihoods.

2-To increase livelihood and agriculture opportunities{comma} production{comma} and incomes

The Agriculture Livelihood Improvements through Village Empowerment (ALIVE) project will target 22 underserved communities of Bakan district in a strategic expansion to the rural north district neighbouring the ANDK project target area. It will work in a holistic manner emphasizing the need for local ownership and self initiation in the change process. It will allow households (HH){comma} especially women{comma} to better assess current agriculture and livelihood practices{comma} new appropriate technologies and opportunities and be able to act on identified areas of potential improvement. As agriculture is the backbone of the rural target communities{comma} ALIVE will build on this base of knowledge in rice{comma} vegetable and fruit{comma} animal production and other rural livelihoods and gives HH the opportunity to make improvements and changes that will result in increased value of products and incomes in a sustainable manner. A particular emphasis will be placed on increasing the positive contributions of women in family livelihood choices and production.

 

An adaptation of the REFLECT methodology from the ANDK and CHILD projects will be utilized with inclusion of development principles and techniques from the HARVEST and CHIEB project Participatory Extension Approach. Using this methodology ALIVE will facilitate community members to identify{comma} share and make the choice to seek out new skills and behaviour practices. Community groups{comma} facilitated by trained community partners{comma} will share locally successful solutions and identify opportunities which they can mobilize themselves to seek additional external technical assistance. Based on experience{comma} women’s groups will meet on a weekly basis and men’s groups meet once or twice per month. Joint sessions will be facilitated when making plans for external training to ensure that the appropriate HH members will be involved for sustainable action. Regular groups sessions will continue after technical training to maximize solidification of skills and learning from results{comma} especially by those not attending the main training sessions to develop village-wide skills.

 

Specific agriculture and livelihood technical training will be facilitated by ALIVE staff and local government partners. Training options will include SRI/Rice Improvement Program (RIP) techniques using experience from HARVEST including improved field levelling and fertilization{comma} improved rice seed management{comma} younger seedlings etc.. Particular opportunities to expand/improve second-dry season rice crop production will be promoted and supported since local management and usage has been chronically poor even after there has been increased irrigation construction in some areas. Farmer cross learning will improve methods of post-harvest storage and marketing to maximize incomes.

Related FSN Categories Not Specified
Main Implementing Agency Not Specified
Collaborating Ministries Ministry of Agriculture
Collaborating Organisations and Institutions Adventist Development and Relief Agency - Cambodia
Project Funding Status Not Specified
Funding Needs Description
Donors Not Specified
Project Start/End Dates 2011-06-30 2014-05-31
Provinces, Districts and Communes worked in
Province Districts Communes
Ministry of Health Provinces, Operational Districts and Health Centre Catchment Areas worked in
Province Districts Communes
Level of Intervention Department of Agriculture Department of Education Youth and Sport Department of Women’s Affairs
Type of Support/Inputs Provided

Organize non-formal classes with Dept of  Agri. NFE, MoEYS

Identify potential participants, rent classrooms/spaces, and support teachers from MoEYS

Target Group(s) Women; Men
Number of Beneficiaries (approximate) 2,400 Direct Beneficiaries (1200 women; 1,200 men)
Source Institution for this Project Data Sok Sam Ol/ Ann Marie Stickle
Project Contact Person Sok Sam Ol/ Ann Marie Stickle
Project-Related Documents 0