Teaching Good Agricultural Practices
A program field technician demonstrates good agricultural practices such as pruning and trellising to a female long bean farmer. By introducing these best practices, the program’s 2,056 commercial horticulture clients have increased their yields by 310 percent and incomes by 304 percent. Commercial horticulture farmers are increasing the availability of food by providing buyers with a steady source of nutrition-rich vegetables, lessening reliance on imports from neighboring countries.
Cambodia HARVEST is a five-year integrated food security andclimate change program focused on increasing incomes for 70,000 rural Cambodian households as part of the United States Feed the Future and Global Climate Change initiatives. Cambodia HARVEST is active in Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap, and Kampong Thom.
Credit: USAID/Cambodia HARVEST/Fintrac Inc.