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1 Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF) FOOD SECURITY FORUM Komrong Sahakar Project: Project for Food Security Support from Civil Society and Local Authorities to the Most Vulnerable Groups in Rural Areas By Mr. Min Sophoan Country Coordinator July 27, 2012 CARD 1

2 Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF) AVSF and Activities in Cambodia (History, organization and national strategy) 2

3 Mission of AVSF Support family farming in developing countries So that rural ral families may live off their land with dignity 3

4 An alliance between 2 professional NGOs CICDA 25 years The sharing of complementary skills and professional experience: VSF : livestock and rural development VSF CICDA : agricultural and rural development 20 years Professional and militant action: Technical co-operation operation to family farmers and rural organizations combined with advocacy work in the North and South. 4

5 3 priority regions of co-operation Latin America Africa / Madagascar South-East and Central Asia 5

6 Cooperation strategy of AVSF in Cambodia FS FS SANREM FS PADAC FS AusAID FAO FS 6

7 AVSF in Cambodia in Brief People AVSF in Cambodia at a glance 24 Staff members 130 partners 5 on-going actions Land Partners Donors: EC, Ausaid, AFD, FAO, USAID, WFP Local partners: DAE, OAE, CC, FO, ADA, VRC, CFAP, GVC, FCFD, IPC, CIRAD 7

8 Strategic axis 3 thematic axis: Animal health and production Food security Natural resources management 1 horizontal axis: Consolidating FO Strengthening capacities and institutions Implementing initiatives 8

9 Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Komrong Sahakar Project Project for Food Security Support from Civil Society and Local Authorities to the Most Vulnerable Groups in Rural Areas 9

10 Overall and specific objectives Overall objectives To contribute to food security and poverty reduction of the most vulnerable groups among the rural population of the target provinces of the project. To improve the capacity of civil society and local authorities to be able to contribute to the long-term development of the most vulnerable groups in rural areas. Specific objective To strengthen th the capacities of Farmer Organizations structured t in federation, Commune Councils and district extension agencies (as local direct support institutions) to long-lasting support for food security activities from rural poorest families. 10

11 Expected results Result 1 Direct support institutions improve their management and support capacities Result 2 Direct support institutions accompany poorest families in the implementation of on- and off-farm activities adapted to their conditions and food security objectives. Result 3 Direct support institutions contribute to access to domestic clean water, hygiene and sanitation for poorest families Result 4 Local NGO and decentralized authorities at district and provincial levels and governmental departments t improve their support capacity to direct support institutions 11

12 Target groups Members of poorest rural households : children and young people women (particularly women-headed households) farmers with limited or no land for cultivation ethnic or landless migrant group Community Based Farmer Organisations, Local authorities Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) and local Non Governmental Organisations 12

13 Project summary Total budged of the Action Donors Project duration Partners 1,444,600 EUR EU: 1,227,210 Contribution (AFD/AVSF): months (February 22 nd 2010 February 21 st 2013) ADA, GVC, DAE Target Provinces 5 Provinces: Prey Veng, Takeo, Battambang, Kompong Thom and Siem Reap (17 districts, 45 communes and 105 villages) 13

14 Project organisational chart Executive Management Project manager Technical assistant Project Manager DAE Representative ti AVSF AVSF Director ADA Director 1 Technical Assistant GVC Director Administrator Accountant Driver Guards/Cleaner AVSF ADA GVC Takeo Prey Veng K.Thom Battambang Siem Reap 1 Field Coordinator 1 Counterpart (O.A.E) 1 Field Coordinator 1 Field Coordinator 1 Field Coordinator 2 Field Coordinators 1 Counterpart (O.A.E) 1 Counterpart (O.A.E) 1 Counterpart (O.A.E) 1 Counterpart (O.A.E) PPCC PPCC PPCC PPCC PPCC 14

15 Project approach to food security Food intake Food security (nutritional status) Health status Availability of food Use and utilization of food Access to food Rice banks Ponds On-farm activities Off-farm activities Training and awareness on nutrition Access to clean water and sanitation Training and awareness on health and hygiene Direct support from 75 FOs and 44 CCs Strengthen the capacities of direct support institutions 15

16 Project s activities to improve food security 16

17 I- Availability of food Increase availability of food A- Support to Rice Bank Associations (RBA) To provide poor households with access to borrowing rice for consummation during transplanting period. 32 RBAs created/supported t d (4 supported) 2,099 households as members metric tone of milled rice provided d cubic meters of wood for store construction 17

18 I- Availability of food B- Food for Work / Food for Assets programme Support for small irrigation system To provide very poor households with rice for consumption while contributing to building/restoring small-scale irrigation works in the community. 5 canals restored 18 community ponds rehabilitated/constructed 115 family ponds dug 1 Dyke constructed mt of milled rice distributed to 1574 diggers/hhs >> 10 collective ponds dug by machinery are not included 18 18

19 I- Availability of food Community road construction/rehabilitation To provide very poor households with rice for consumption while contributing to building/restoring community paths. 50 mt. of white rice distributed to 421 households 3 community roads built/repaired to respond to the local need. 19

20 I- Availability of food 1.2- Increase agricultural production A- Vegetable growing 481 households supported in vegetable growing (with each households receiving such inputs as vegetable seeds, watering can, spray gun, hoe, training, exchange visit & follow-up. 20

21 I- Availability of food 1.2- Increase agricultural production... B- Chicken raising 1003 households supported on chicken raising (with each household receiving such incentive as materials to build chicken shelter, hens, feed, feeders, medical materials/equipment, vaccine, training & exchange visit) 21

22 I- Availability of food 1.2- Increase agricultural production... C- Pig raising 446 households support on pig raising (with each household receiving such incentives as materials to build pens, piglet, feed, vaccine, training, exchange visit & follow-up) 22

23 I- Availability of food 1.2- Increase agricultural production... D- Fish raising 98 households support on fish raising (with each household receiving such incentives as fingerling, feed, lime, urea, net, training, exchange visit & follow-up) 23

24 I- Availability of food 1.2- Increase agricultural production... E- Rice production 17 technical training courses organized 476 trainees participating in the sessions (with no other inputs provided) 24

25 I- Availability of food 1.3- Some complementary activities contributing to the improvement of food availability: Homeyeard integrated farming system at the familial l level l (household h action plan, technical follow-ups) 25

26 I- Availability of food 1.3- Some complementary activities contributing to the improvement of food availability... Encourage poor households to join farmer organizations (as their members) so that they may enjoy services from the groups. Before project After project Farmer Farmer organizations organizations Vulnerable households FO members 26

27 I- Availability of food 1.3- Some complementary activities contributing to the improvement of food availability... Diversify FO activities (...) to improve and intensify their services to their members 27

28 I- Availability of food 1.3- Some complementary activities contributing to the improvement of food availability... Collaborating with NBP in bio-digester program: 24 digesters built 28

29 II- Access to food Off-farm activitiest To provide marginalized households, landless households included, with income generating opportunity so that they will be able make income to buy food. 142 households supported in small business, khmer wine distillation, fishing gear making, bike repair, grocery shop, Khmer cakes cooking, sugar palm processing, vegetable sale, fuel wood selling, coconut trade etc. (inputs provided to each households: a cash capital of $15-$115). 29

30 III- Food use and utilization Raising awareness of nutrition, hygiene and sanitation (with the participation of 9,654 peoples). 30

31 IV- Health status improvement Construct or rehabilitate pump/ring wells to get water both for consumption and production: - 32 pump-wells built/rehabilitated - 26 wring-wells built/rehabilitated 60 latrines constructed Raising awareness of clean water and hygiene (conducted during nutrition extensions) 31

32 Thank you for your attention! Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (AVSF) #143, Street 69, Krom 4, Sangkat Boeung Tumpon, Khan Meanchey, PO Box 902Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel/Fax: +855 (0)

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