10 ‘Model Agriculture Communes’ are to be set up with agricultural officers stationed to help farmers with marketing and cultivation techniques
In order to accomplish the project successfully, external support such as professional officers from the district-provincial level to provide technical support is essential
“I think that having commune agriculture officials to serve farmers will help a lot, especially to support farmers to be successful in agriculture and get a high income,” agriculture expert and secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Yang Saing Koma, said. “Marketing, capital, fertiliser, varieties and techniques are problems that some farmers face.
“We will divide the farmers in the commune into three main groups: farmers who grow food for consumption, farmers who grow food for consumption and sale, and farmers who produce for sale,” he concluded.
Connecting farming to a market is important for farmers who produce for sale. The project will select volunteer agriculture people and the farmers will receive technical and market support.
The Cheung Prey district in the Kampong Cham province will be the first commune where the project will be implemented.