|Progress Toward Outcome
A total number of 1,650 farmers have participated in 750 demonstrations of improved production technologies for cereals, vegetables, fruit, cattle, chicken and fish.
Through a series of field days, workshops and technical meetings, the good agriculture practices were shared with officers and staff of Provincial Department of Agriculture, Fisheries Cantonment, village leaders, commune councils, district authorities, collectors and NGOs. Some 1,410 representatives from these organizations participated in the technology sharing exercises. In addition the technologies and demonstration experiences were shared with over 20 other projects, schools, colleges, and government departments. About 1,020 participants from these projects and organizations attended the technology sharing events in the four target provinces (though some participants came from outside the project area).
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
As of August 2012, the TA achieved the following:
Ouput 1. Technology demonstrations and training: Over 750 agriculture technology demonstration sites have been established in the four target provinces. These include field demonstrations and field training programs on crops, livestock, and aquaculture and on-farm water management. These programs involved 1,650 farmers (604 females).
Output 2. Pilot testing of rural ICT facilities (Telecenters): Nineteen telcenters have been established in 19 districts - 5 in Banteay Meanchey, 5 in Siem Reap, 5 in Kampong Thom and 4 in Kampong Cham. Previously 5 telecenters were operating in Kampong Cham, and one is now being relocated due to poor performance by operator.
Since RCG counterparts have become available and full members of the Project (workshop at the end of July 2012), work on output 2 has been progressing at a very fast pace. Nevertheless, time and resource constraints led the Team to adopt a new implementation strategy. This strategy focuses on selecting 10 core telecenters for intensive support and then using a system of internship to increase capacity of the 10 non-core telecenters. This is described and justified in more detailed in the Output 2 Revised Concept Note August 2012.