Our mission is to lift hundreds of farmers – Cambodians and tribal Bunong – in the isolated highlands out of poverty and create a long-term good income for them by growing sustainable cacao through agroforestry practices
To reverse the deforestation of our provinces Mondulkiri and Rattanakiri by introducing cacao agroforestry. Cacao will not only help farmers with a good income but it also can recreate the balance between man and nature. Ten years from now, Cambodia will be known for the mysterious Angkor Wat in the West, and the majestic elephants and beautiful cacao jungles in the East.
For the first time history there is cacao in cambodia the first 8 farmers started cfarm has been set up now we want to help hundreds of other farmers in our provinces to start with sustainable organic cacao as well.
They have the land but the knowledge and sometimes the resources .
On locations where farmers are struggling with water supply, we want to research the possibilities of setting up central irrigation systems for groups of farmers.
Learning farmers to create own organic fertilizers with simple methods like mixtures of cow manure, certain types of grass, chopped banana trunks and neem tree leaves.
through collective training programs twice a year
through inviting international cacao experts twice a year
through monthly guidance programs
We can learn cacao farmers to increase production, increase their income while at the same time show the next generation that there is a prosperous future in cacao.
Learning farmers methods of natural pest control, for instance by planting neem trees around the cacao farm.
If we can offer free organic seedlings to farmers they don’t have to fall into the trap of costly micro-finance programs
Mondulkiri was once home to one of the largest rainforests in the world. Though timber smuggling as of 2007 caused tremendous deforestation. Cacao through agroforestry practices can partially reverse this damage.
Sustainable, organic cacao growth gives room for extra income from bees, chickens, and fruits like soursop, avocado, etc
For millennia our provinces are home to several native tribes. The Bunong are by far the largest tribe.
Bunong tribe members have considerable large amounts of farmland but lack knowledge and resources
By supporting them to switch to sustainable cacao growth, they can build a good and long-term income