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Kampong Thom

TARGET DISTRICT AND COMMUNE

 

Kampong Thom Province: 8 target communes of 3 districts. There are 3 communes such as Chrolong, Pongro and Triel are located in Baray district; 3 communes such as San Kor, Kampong Kou and Phat Sanday are located in Kampong Svay district; and the other 2 communes such as Ti Pou and Tbong Krapeu are located in Santuk district. The number of households ID Poor I and II of each target commune are shown in table below:

 

OUTPUT I: INCREASED AVAILABILITY TO AND AWARENESS OF NUTRITIOUS FOOD AND HYGIENE AMONG THE FOOD-INSECURE HOUSEHOLDS

 

A. Cash For Works (CFW)/CW Scheme


I.    The PDRD has designed 4 CW and 17 CFW road rehabilitation projects and submitted to the CPMU through MRD. The CPMU has approved 17 road rehabilitation projects (CFWs). Fourteen (14) approved CFW projects have been completed (8 CFW road projects in Tipau, 3 in Treal and 3 Kampong Kau communes) and 2 CFW projects in Kampong Kau commune are 90% completed. The PDRD has also designed 2 laterite CW road projects in Treal and Tipau communes which are now being implemented.


Table 1: Status of Cash for Work/CW Project Designed by the PDRD in KTH

II.    The PDOWRAM has designed 5 canal rehabilitation projects in 5 communes (Tipau, Tbong Krapeu, Pong Ro, Chrolong, and Kampong Ko) of 3 districts (Santuk, Baray and Kampong Svay), and submitted to the CPMU through MOWRAM. The CPMU has approved 2 CW canal rehabilitation projects in Pong Ro commune and Chrolong communes. Two CW canal rehabilitation projects are evaluated by the CPMU engineer and project team leader to have completed successfully. The total length of 2 CW canal rehabilitation projects was 7.077 Km

 

Table 2: Status of Civil Work Project Designed by the PDOWRAM in KTH

 

B. Nutrition and Health

 

III.    The KTH-PPMU in cooperation with Plan International, conducted a workshop on the implementation of livelihoods and nutrition program in Kampong Thom province on May 30, 2013 with a total participants of 45/9F, under chairmanship of H.E Vong Sandap, the EFAP-AF project director. The workshop aimed to present overall project interventions in nutrition, health, sanitation and diversified livelihoods activities for food-insecurity households (the poor 1 and poor 2) in target communes to stakeholders.


IV.    The PPMU in collaboration with Plan International Cambodia and local NGO partners in Kampong Thom province organized a community need assessment workshop in October 2013, for the implementation of nutrition, health, sanitation and diversified livelihoods activities.


V.    The PPMU officers has coordinated with and monitored PLAN’s NGO partner in the implementation of nutrition and livelihoods program. In quarter 3 of 2014, the local NGO provided training on TOT to line departments including PPMU, PDA, PDRD, FiA and PHD officers.


VI.    The activities implemented by the Local NGO as the below:


Table 3: Summary of the Achievement of Diversified Livelihoods, Hygiene Sanitation and Nutrition

 

OUTPUT II: INCREASED ACCESS TO IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL INPUTS AND        TECHNOLOGIES AMONG FOOD-INSECURE FARMERS AND WOMEN

 

A. Seed and Fertilizer


I.    A  provincial workshop on the results of 2013 wet dry season input distributions and guiding for OVM was conducted in Kampong Cham province under chairmanship of H.E Vong Sandap, EFAP-AF project director. There were total participants of 30/5F. The workshop aimed to share the previous result of subsidized sale of inputs in 2013, and provided guiding for the OVM for 2014 wet season and open discussion among stakeholders about challenging issues happened in implementation.


II.    The CPMU and PPMU have conducted OVMs in 7 target communes for 2014 wet season distribution and there is a total of 1326 beneficiary HHs /298 FHH who were registered to buy. The total inputs requested were 77,475 Kg of rice seed, 77,300 Kg of DAP, 118,025 Kg of UREA, 223 packages of String Bean, 97 packages of Eggplant, 284 packages of Cucumber, 73 packages of sweet corn, 73 packages of glutinous corn , 92 packages of tomato and 427 packages of amaranths.


III.    The PPMU has facilitated in organizing a workshop on subsidized sale of rice seed, fertilizer and crops program in Kampong Thom provinces which drew participants of 23/4F. The workshop aimed to present the commune chiefs and commune clerk on the procedure of rice seed, fertilizer and vegetable seeds distributions to the ID poor 1 & 2 in target communes. The Open Village Meeting (OVM) had been conducted to identify beneficiary households eligible to get seed and fertilizer and to assess the demand of the inputs. The PPMU officers had collected the lists of beneficiary households. The total number of HHs who requested to buy the rice seed, fertilizer and vegetable seeds was 1,457 HHs in 7 communes.


IV.    The PPMU and the CPMU officers assisted and monitored the subsidized distribution process carried out by the CCs and management committees selling the agriculture inputs to 490 families/163 women headed households. A total of 27,550 Kg of rice seed of, DAP fertilizer of 27,375Kg, UREA fertilizer of 43,125 Kg and string bean of 51 packages, eggplant of 59 ps, cucumber of 33 ps, glutinous corn of 51 packages, and tomato of 30 packages; were sold to target farmers. The money received from sales of the inputs was 104,761,000 Riels.


V.    The CPMU organized a guiding workshop on the Open Village Meeting (OVM) for dry season distribution in PP on the Oct 10, 2013. This workshop aimed to provide overall instructions to the PPMU officers on conducting the OVMs. Two PPMU officers from Kampong Thom provinces attended the workshop. The national provincial facilitators, the PPMU and CPMU staff have then provided a refresher training on procedure of OVM to commune chiefs and village leaders, and assisted in conducting the OVMs in 6 target communes for dry season distribution and the PPMU has compiled the OVMs reports which showed that  919 HHs/260 FHHs of beneficiaries proposed to buy the inputs. The total inputs requested was 69,225 Kg of rice seed, 69,225 Kg of DAP, 104,050 Kg of UREA,  210 packages of String Bean, 268 packages of Eggplant, 137 packages of Cucumber, 187 packages of sweet corn, 217 packages of glutinous corn, 149 packages of tomato, and 147 packages of amaranthus. The CPMU has organized the workshop on procedure of subsidized sale of inputs which was participated by the PPMU officers and provincial EFAP project manager. This workshop was to set the date and distribution procedure to distribute the inputs to the target beneficiaries.


As a result, the dry season distribution had sold the inputs to 732 families/203 women headed households and 181 non-female headed household in 6 targeted communes. The total input of 63, 825 Kg of the rice seed, 63,500 Kg of DAP fertilizer, 95,500 Kg of UREA fertilizer, 144 packages of string bean, 181 packages of eggplant, 95 packages of cucumber, 121 package of sweet corn, 162 packages of glutinous corn, 98 packages of tomato and 101 packages of amaranths were sold. The money received from the sales of the inputs was 239, 636, 500 Riels.


VI.    The CPMU has organized a workshop on procedure for subsidized sale of inputs for wet season 2014, which was participated by the PPMU officers and provincial EFAP project manager. This workshop was to set the date and distribution procedure to distribute the inputs to the target beneficiaries.
As a result, the wet season 2014 distribution had sold to 903 HHs/208 FHH in 7 targeted communes. The total inputs of 65, 150 Kg of the rice seed, 65,150 Kg of DAP fertilizer, 98,875 Kg of UREA fertilizer and 83 packages of String Bean, 98 packages of Eggplant, 64 packages of Cucumber, 95 packages of Sticky Corn, 127 packages of Glutinous Corn, 42 packages of Tomato and 60 packages of amaranths were sold. The actual money received was 279,191,500 Riels.


VII.    The national provincial facilitators, the PPMU and CPMU staff have provided a refresher training on procedure of OVM to commune chiefs and village leaders with the total participants of 113/17F. The OVM was held in 6 communes for dry season distribution 2014 and there were 663 HHs/125 FHHs of beneficiaries who were registered to buy the inputs. The total inputs proposed was 52,200 Kg of rice seed, 52,200 Kg of DAP, 78,325 Kg of UREA, 82 packages of String Bean, 65 packages of Eggplant, 47 packages of Cucumber, 40 packages of sweet corn, 50 packages of glutinous corn, 43 packages of tomato, 34 packages of amaranthus and 43 packages of pumpkin.


VIII.     As a result, the dry season 2014 distribution had sold inputs to 397 HHs/94 female headed households in 6 targeted communes. The total inputs of 32, 375 Kg of the rice seed, 32,375 Kg of DAP fertilizer, 48,625 Kg of UREA fertilizer and 37 packages of String Bean, 25 packages of Eggplant, 20 packages of Cucumber, 14 packages of Sticky Corn,  12 packages of Glutinous Corn, 16 packages of Tomato, 13 packages of amaranths and 15 packages of pumpkin were sold. The total money collected was 137,171,500 Riels.

 

B. Emergency Preparedness and Mitigation in Agriculture


IX.    During the subsidized sale of the inputs, the project always managed to disseminate improved rice cultivation practices and crops production through distribution of the leaflets to target beneficiaries who bought the inputs.


X.    In collaboration with the General Department of Agriculture (GDA) under MAFF, the provincial department of agriculture (PDA) provided a-two-day training course on crop production techniques to selected target farmers (ID poor 1 and 2) in 7 target communes in Kampong Thom province with a total participants of 191/154F attended. The table below shows the number of participants from each target communes.


Table 4: Number of participants attended the training

XI.    In collaboration with the General Department of Agriculture (GDA)/MAFF, the Provincial Department of Agriculture’s officers have provided a-two-day training course on improved rice cultivation to target farmers poor 1 and 2 in 7 target communes in Kampong Thom province with a total participants of 202/148F attended. The table below shows the number of participants from each target communes.

Table 5: Number of participants attended the training


XII.    The Agriculture Specialist with support from National Provincial Facilitator conducted the scoping feasibility study in 3 target communes (Kampong Ko, Tipau and Chrolong) in 3 districts (Baray, Kampong Svay and Santuk). The purpose of the study was to identify appropriate pro-poor community projects for livelihoods improvement. The community needs were identified and it was focussed on the availabilities of diversify livelihoods activities.


XIII.    In collaboration with the General Department of Agriculture (GDA) under MAFF, the provincial department of agriculture officers (PDA) have provided the training courses on liquid and dry composts preparation, natural agriculture pesticide making and post harvesting techniques to selected target farmers (ID poor 1 and 2) in 12 target communes in Kampong Thom province with a total participants of 614/447F. The table below shows the number of participants and the topic of training from each target communes.

 

Table 6: Number of participants attended and topic of the training

XIV.    The PPMU officers has coordinated with and monitored PLAN’s NGO partner in the implementation of nutrition and livelihoods program.


XV.     Three PDA officers and one PPMU officer were invited to participate in planning meeting workshop on the implementation of technical farmer congress, mushroom cultivation and compost making in PP presided over by H.E project director. The purpose of the workshop was to provide overall guidance for planning and budget and expenditure arrangement.      


XVI.    The PPMU coordinated with the PDA to conduct 32 FTCs in all the target communes with the total participants of 8553 /5764F. A total of 12 training courses with 18 demos on Mushroom Cultivation were done with total participants of 448/262 F and 9 training course on compost making with 16 demos were done with total participants of 280/ 207F in 7 targeted communes.

Training courses on Mushroom Cultivation and Compost Making

 

OUTPUT III: IMPROVED CAPACITY TO MAINSTREAM FOOD SECURITY

 

A. Mainstreaming Food Security and Nutrition

 

I.    A consultation meeting between Food Security and Nutrition Specialists and PPMU Manager was held at PPMU office. The meeting aimed to discuss with PCDM focal points to conduct capacity need assessment, information sharing mechanism between PCDM with NCDM as well as with CARD FSNIS, and how EFAP-AF intervenes to improve performance of PCDM.


II.    The Agriculture Specialist with support from National Provincial Facilitator has conducted the scoping feasibility study in 3 target communes (Kampong Ko, Tipau and Chrolong) in 3 districts (Baray, Kampong Svay and Santuk). The purposes of the study were to identify appropriate pro-poor community projects for livelihoods improvement. The community needs were identified with a focuss on the availabilities of diversify livelihoods activities.


III.    The National Trainer Pool for FSN of CARD, with the support from the (EFAP-AF) has conducted a three-day provincial FSN Training/Forum at Kampong Thom province. A total of 27 Provincial Government officials including 8 women officials participated in the trainings. The main objectives of the trainings were:


a.    to make aware provincial officials about the basic concept of Food Security and Nutrition;
b.    to build capacity on methodology for analyzing the situation of FSN in the province; and
c.    to identify intervention strategies and other activities to integrate of FSN into provincial development plan.


IV.    CARD has provided a one-day- training course on data collection of food security and nutrition and disaster management at village level with the total participants of 28 including 1 PPMU officers, 3 district officers and 24 commune council members. The training aimed to strengthen the capacity of local authorities in collection of information and management.

 

OUTPUT IV: EFFECTIVE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT

 

A. Project Management

 

I.    A consultation meeting on seed, fertilizer and crop subsidizing program chaired over by H.E Project Director was conducted at PPMU Office with 6 participants including 3 PPMU staffs, 1 PDA staffs and 2 CPMU staffs. The meeting aimed to discuss the preparation for the next subsidized sale of rice seed, crop and fertilizer to beneficiaries for dry season. With instruction from project director, PDA staff was assigned to collect information regarding the target communes and villages for the inputs distribution in the upcoming dry season. The project director expressed his high appreciation to the project team for their efforts in the successful implementation of the previous subsidized sales.


II.    The PPMU conducted several meetings and provided on-the-job training to CPs teams to build their capacity in the development of work-plan and budget, implementation, reporting, CFW proposal development and cash request with support from the responsible provincial facilitator.  The PPMU also assisted the CPMU to conduct a series of seminars/meetings to sensitize the CP management and officials, district representatives and commune councils. The main objective was to disseminate information related to the project, procedures and guidelines, and how to identify beneficiary households. The list of eligible beneficiary was prepared for various project activities. In addition, the PPMU provided refresher trainings on subsidized sale of seeds and fertilizers to commune council members and village chiefs.

 

III.       A two-day training course on GPS was conducted in Kampong Thom province with total participant of 3 PPMU staffs. The training provided both theory and at field practice. In addition, the PPMU Office internet and telephone lines were installed.


IV.    A two-day training course on pilot PPMS was conducted in Kampong Thom province with 6 participant of 6 including 2 PPMU, One PDA, PDRD, PF and PDoWRAM officers. The training was to build capacity of PPMU officers to fill in the PPSM form.


V.     Four PPMU staff and 1 PDA officer received a guiding training on impact assessment survey for 2013 wet season distribution provided by the Agriculture Specialist. The provincial team has conducted the surveys with 100 HHs in two communes out of 7 communes.


VI.     Two PPMU staff attended a guiding training on impact assessment survey for 2013 dry season distribution  and data entry for 2013 wet season provided by the CPMU. The provincial team finished data entry for wet season 2013 and conducted the surveys with 126 HHs in 3 out of 5 communes.


VII.    The GIS specialist met with the PPMU, PDRD and PDoWRAM officers and further provided technique for collecting the waypoints for civil work canal rehabilitation and CFW projects. The provincial teams were also trained through at field practice at targeted commune in Santuk district.


VIII.    PPMU Coordinate with Local NGO partner (Sre Khmer) to arrange for a meeting between H.E project director and Self-Help Groups in Treal commune. The meeting took place with participation of the project committee of SHG and their members. The purpose of this meeting is to assess and identify the real needs for setting out strategy to strengthen the capacity of SHGs in the target commune.


IX.    The PPMU has coordinated with the CPMU to conduct impact assessments of the 5 CFW sub-projects in 3 communes (Treal, Tipau and Kampong Kau).


X.    The PPMU has facilitated provincial workshop on technical farmer congress, mushroom cultivation and compost making. The total participants were 28/4 females including commune chiefs, commune clerks, district governor and deputy governor and DPA officer. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and identify the geographical areas to conducted the congress and training especially select target farmers who are interested to participate in the training.      


XI.    The project has distributed for free 28,275 kg of DAP, 47,100 kg of Urea and 30,025 kg of rice seed to 7 SHGs in three communes (Tiapu, Tbong Krapeu and Treal). The distributions were presided over H.E project director. This support aimed to further strengthen the capacity of community.


XII.    The provincial team and the CPMU team have conducted surveys with 65 HHs in two communes (Treal and Kampong Kau) for assessment of 2014 dry season inputs distribution.