Monday, 06 August 2012
Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), a Cambodian agricultural organisation, will collect US$20 million from the Kingdom’s farmers through 2022 in an attempt to accumulate capital for organic rice production.
The funds will be collected without a collaborating partner or foreign donors, a move that is hoped will build unity and confidence among the Kingdom’s farming community, CEDAC President Yang Saing Koma said.
“We want to show that the farmers can combine capital, that they can do this. But it’s not easy. It needs time. Nothing like this has existed before. We think we can do it,” he said. Organic farming practices are taking hold in many parts of the county, farmers reported. CEDAC techniques have become increasingly prevalent as a means to make a living.