Irrigation & organic fertilisers & natural pest control
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 fertilisers with simple methods like mixtures of cow manure, certain types of grass, chopped banana trunks and neem tree leaves.
Learning farmers methods of natural pest control, for instance by planting neem trees around the cacao farm.
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.
Sustainable cacao through agroforestry
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 from 2007 caused a 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
Support Bunong Tribe members
For millenia our provinces are home to several native tribes. The Bunong are by far the largest tribe.
Bunong tribe members have considerable large amounts of farm land but lack knowledge and resources.
By supporting them to switch to sustainable cacao growth, they can build a good and long-term income.
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.