February 13th, 2012- Noriyasu OKAYAMA (left) of AAR JAPAN hands a set of vegetable seeds and gardening tools to a family affected by the floods. (Siem Reap Province)
With the mission to assist their early livelihood recovery, we are currently distributing vegetable seeds and gardening tools to the disaster victims, along with the provision of agricultural training. Targeting 840 households in 6 areas within Siem Reap Province, we have been delivering seeds of vegetables that can be grown and harvested in 1 to 2 months including morning glory, pak choy, and cucumber. Additionally, we conduct agricultural training to give instructions to the beneficiaries on how to efficiently and effectively grow the crops. Upon harvest, the vegetables can be consumed as immediate food supply and also be sold for income. The trainees have been participating in the training with their utmost eagerness.
* This project was made possible thanks to a grant provided by Japan Platform in addition to generous individual donations.
February 6th, 2012- At the training, the trainees learn about effective farming techniques like how to make a seedbed and properly use fertilizer. (Siem Reap Province)
February 9th, 2012- The participants receive hands-on training on the field. In the picture, they are preparing to sow the seeds. (Siem Reap Province)
March 5th, 2012- Sponge gourd and wax gourd seeds have started to grow inside the handmade seedling pots. On the right is Tomoko SONODA of AAR JAPAN. (Siem Reap Province)