2004 Cambodia mid-year report

Communication and information. Information brochures on Prolinnova have been prepared in Khmer (local language) and in English. The information brochures are widely distributed to NGO partners and other stakeholders.

Inventory of local innovation. A total of 110 innovations/good practices are already compiled through an inventory of farmer innovation carried out by reviewing existing publications.

National review. Bilateral and multi-lateral meetings on Prolinnova were organised with representatives from NGOs, educational institutions, government departments and research institutions. As a result, representatives from 12 institutions are already invited for a meeting to plan the national workshop scheduled for December 2004.

Introduction workshop. CEDAC organised a one-day introduction workshop on “Local Innovation” on 29 May 2004 in Phnom Penh, with participation of 93 people (37 women), including 40 farmers and staff from 16 agencies. During the workshop, 18 farmers presented 18 local innovations. At the end of the workshop, all participants gave scores to the innovations presented, and small prizes were given to the innovators with the highest scores.

Platform workshops. Support was given to ILFARM-Tramkok (Improving Livelihood of Small Farmers in Tramkok, a project of CEDAC) to organise two workshops on Prolinnova with participation of 144 (17 female) farmers and representatives of local authorities. The workshop sought to draw attention to local innovation processes and to encourage people to take action to further develop local innovations.

PID training of facilitators. Two persons, one from the secretariat office (CEDAC) and another from the Royal University of Agriculture, took part in a 2-week training of facilitators in Participatory Innovation Development held at IIRR in the Philippines.

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