Climate adapted farming in northeastern Cambodia (ACIS) - CARE

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Climate adapted farming in northeastern Cambodia (ACIS)

Objective
The objective of the project is to increase the capability of women and small scale farmers from ethnic minorities in northeastern Cambodia to adapt to changes in weather due to climate change. This is done by giving them access to improved weather forecasts and new farming techniques. This way they will be able to provide food for themselves and their families.

The project is part of a regional programme (ACIS) which is carried out in Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Target group
The direct beneficiaries of the project are 1772 small scale farmers in northeastern Cambodia. The project will also be doing capacity building with local authorities and unions in the project districts.
Totally, the project will reach more than 5000 people in 15 villages

Activities
The project will cooperate with meteorological institutions i Lao to produce local weather forecasts and agriculture guidelines. This will allow the famers to plan thei harvest and to prepare for extreme weather
Local weather stations will på installed in the villages and a network of communication will be developed to allow farmers to exchange experience. This will hapen in cooporation with local authorities.

The project is a pilot project that will serve to strengthen the knowledge on climate and weather among farmers and authorities. The results will be compared with similar studies in neighboring countries to evaluate the effect.

Area

15 villages in the Koun Mom and Lumphat districts in the Ratanak Kiri province.

Duration and budget
The project is scheduled to take place from January 2016 to December 2018. It is supported with money from CCAFS and has a budget of about 2,9 mio. DKK.

Partners

  • World Agro-forestry Center (ICRAF)
  • Cambodian Centre for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC)

For more information on the project, contact programme coordinator Flemming Gjedde-Nielsen

Contact

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Flemming Gjedde-Nielsen
Programme coordinator for Asia
+45 35 200 100

fnielsen@care.dk