Community lead in improving livelihood and natural resources management
The project aims to strengthen the conservation of the Stung Thmei Community Protected Area (CPA), which covers an area of 712 hectares in Stung Thmer village, Bramoy commune, Veal Veng district, Pursat province. To achieve this goal, the project has three expected outcomes and some main activities that will be implemented: i) 7 members of Stung Thmei CPA (at least 3 women) have the ability to manage and lead the Community by updating the structure of the CPA Committee, CPA Regulation, and disseminating the new CPA Committee members and regulations to all CPA members and disseminating laws related to forest and environmental conservation; ii) Collaborate with local authorities, Park Rangers, and stakeholders to implement four conservation mechanisms such as improving the 2,000-meter x 4-meter of forest fire road, maintaining 50,000 luxury saplings that have been planted to make sure that they grow well, regularly patrolling the forest and organize forest conservation days) to preserve the protection of Stung Thmei CPA; iii) Forty families living in the Stung Thmei Community Protected Area increase their income from improving agricultural techniques through training and recruitment of model families who have learned and practices techniques, set up small business clusters, and marketing network to sell agricultural products and buy agricultural inputs. In order to get more farmers to practice Good Agricultural Techniques, project, the project will provide capital to the savings group so that members can borrow money to buy (crops, animal seeds, and agricultural inputs) to increase household income. Compilation of case studies and short videos on the experience and lessons learned gained from the project is also part of this project.
Ponleur Kumar Organization
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OP6 –Y7 (Jul 21-Jun 22)
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