TARGET DISTRICT AND COMMUNE
OUTPUT I: INCREASED AVAILABILITY TO AND AWARENESS OF NUTRITIOUS FOOD AND HYGIENE AMONG THE FOOD-INSECURE HOUSEHOLDS
A. Cash For Works (CFW)/Ciwil Work (CW) Scheme
I. The PPMU has coordinated with Cooperating Partners (CPs) to conduct field assessments and pre-work regarding the availability of CFW projects, but there was no project have been identified and proposed to the CPMU.
II. The PDRD has designed 5 CW road rehabilitation project proposals and submitted to the CPMU through MRD. All the 5 CW projects are located in Kvet Thom, Baray communes of Prey Chhor District, Choam Kravean commune of Memut district, and Taprok commune of commune of Chamkar Leu district. The CPMU has approved all the five proposals, floated procurement tenders, and signed the contract agreements for implemention. Four CW road rehabilitation projects are in Kvet Thom, Baray communes of Prey Chhor District, Choam Kravean commune of Memut district, and Taprok commune of commune of Chamkar Leu district were evaluated by the CPMU Team to have been completed successfully while one CW project in Baray commune is being implemnted. The total length of all the 5 CW road rehabilitation projects is 10.685 Km.
The detailed information of the civil work projects is summrized in the table below:
Table 1: Status of Civil Work Project Designed by the PDRD in Kampong Cham
III. The PDOWRAM has designed 4 canal rehabilitation projects and submitted the CPMU through MOWRAM. The CPMU has approved only two CW projects which are located in Lvea and Kroch communes of Prey Chhor district. The CPMU has already floated the procurement tender and signed the contracts to implement the projects.
Two CW canal rehabilitation projects were evaluated by the CPMU engineer and project team leader to have been completed successfully, and an official informing letter regarding the successful completion of the two canal rehabilitation project which in Kroach, and Lvea communes was already sent the PPMU and the CP since July 2, 2014. The rehabilitated canals have potential to irrigate over 252 ha for both wet and dry seasons (calculated by GIS specialist) and benefited target groups of 2,410 people/1446F. The detailed information about the CW projects is in the table below:
Table 2: Status of Civil Work Project Designed by the PDOWRAM in Kampong Cham province
B. Nutrition and Health
IV. The KCM-PPMU has cooperated with Plan International to conduct a workshop on the implementation of livelihoods and nutrition programs in Kampong Cham province on June 7, 2013, which was chaired over by H.E Vong Sandap, the EFAP-AF project director. The workshop aimed to present overall project interventions for food-insecure households (the poor 1 and poor 2) in target communes to all stakeholders.
V. The PPMU, in collaboration with Plan International Cambodia and local NGO partners in Kampong Cham province, organized a community field needs assessment workshop in October 2013, for the implementation of nutrition, health, sanitation and diversified livelihood activities.
VI. The PPMU officers has coordinated 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 included PPMU, PDA, PDRD, FiA and PHD officers.
VII. During quarter 3 of 2014, the Local NGO distributed the vegetable seeds to 79 HHs in 12 targeted communes while 219 HHs proposed to buy the vegetable seeds, and provided arrange field demonstrations at a total of 113 HHs while proposed number of Demos was 140.
VIII. The PPMU officers have coordinated with and monitored PLAN’s NGO partner in the implementation of nutrition and livelihoods program. Up to end of quarter 4 2014, the local NGO implemented as the below
OUTPUT II: INCREASED ACCESS TO IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL INPUTS AND TECHNOLOGIES AMONG FOOD-INSECURE FARMERS AND WOMEN
A. Seed and Fertilizer
I. A half day workshop for presentation of the results of wet dry seasons distribution 2013 and guiding for OVM was conducted in Kampong Cham province under chairmanship of H.E Vong Sandap, EFAP-AF project director. There are 36/3F participants attended. The workshop aimed to share the previous result of subsidized sale of inputs 2013, guide for the OVM of wet season 2014 and discuss all challenging issues happened with stakeholders.
II. The CPMU and PPMU have conducted OVMs for wet season distribution 2014 in 12 target communes and there were 1656 HHs of beneficiaries who were registered to buy. The total inputs requested were 61,650 Kg of rice seed, 60,425 Kg of DAP, 94,725 Kg of UREA, 365 packages of String Bean, 233 packages of Eggplant, 544 packages of Cucumber, 580 packages of sweet corn, 91 packages of glutinous corn , 190 packages of tomato and 915 packages of amaranths.
III. The PPMU has organized a workshop on subsidized sales of rice seed, fertilizer and crops programs in Kampong Cham province. There were 43/15F participants. The workshop aimed to present the commune chiefs and commune clerks about the procedures of rice seed, fertilizer and crop distribution to target beneficiaries (the poor 1 and poor 2) in target communes. The Open Village Meetings (OVMs) were conducted to identify the target beneficiary households eligible to get the inputs, and assess the demands. The PPMU officers have collected the list of beneficiary households who requested to buy the rice seed, fertilizer and crops. The total number of beneficiaries was 2462 HHs in 12 communes of 3 districts, (Prey Chhor, Chamkar Leu and Memot).
IV. The PPMU and the CPMU officers have assisted and monitored the subsidized sales process carried out by the CCs and management committees that sold the inputs to 985 families/212 women headed households. As a result, 41, 875 Kg of the rice seed, 41,900 Kg of DAP fertilizer, 66,975 Kg of UREA fertilizer and 229 packages of String Bean, 250 packages of Eggplant, 163 packages of Cucumber, 229 packages of Sticky Corn and 71 packages of Tomato, were sold. The money received from sales of the inputs was 162,989,500 Riels.
V. The CPMU has organized a guiding workshop on the Open Village Meeting (OVM) for dry season distribution, in PP on the Oct 10, 2013. The workshop aimed to provide overall instructions to the PPMU officers in conducting the OVMs. There were two PPMU officers from Kampong Cham and two officers from Kampong Thom provinces attended. After conducting the OVMs, the PPMU has compiled the OVMs reports which showed that 1,192 HHs/552 FHHs of beneficiaries had proposed to buy the inputs. The total inputs proposed was 65,700 Kg of rice seed, 65,700 Kg of DAP, 99,825 Kg of UREA, 169 packages of String Bean, 220 packages of Eggplant, 186 packages of Cucumber, 154 packages of sweet corn, 178 packages of glutinous corn and 60 packages of tomato and 263 packages of amaranthus. The CPMU has organized a workshop on procedure of subsidized sale of inputs which were participated by the PPMU officers and provincial EFAP project managers. The workshop was conducted for setting the date and procedure to distribute the inputs to the target beneficiaries.
The subsidized inputs were sold to 827 families/387 women headed households and 170 non-female headed households. As a result, 51,100 Kg of the rice seed, 50,9950 Kg of DAP fertilizer, 76,925 Kg of UREA fertilizer, 100 packages of string bean, 106 packages of eggplant, 102 packages of cucumber, 105 package of sweet corn, 102 packages of glutinous corn, 22 packages of tomato and 161 packages of amaranthus were sold. The total money received from sale of the inputs was 191,951, 500 Riels.
VI. The CPMU has organized a guiding meeting on procedure of subsidized sale of inputs for wet season distribution 2014 in Phnom Penh. This meeting aimed to provide overall instruction to the PPMU officers regarding the procedure of subsidized sale of inputs. After receiving an official latter from the CPMU to manage the wet season distribution 2014, the PPMU officers have started providing refresher training on procedure of subsidized sale of inputs to 12 target communes and there are 172/17F participants who participated in this refresher training. The training focussed on identification of responsible persons, procedure of subsidized sale and informing target beneficiaries to prepare money to buy the agriculture inputs.
The PPMU and the CPMU officers have assisted and monitored the subsidized sales process carried out by the CCs and management committees that sold to 1105 HHs/455 female headed households. As a result, 50, 450 Kg of the rice seed, 49,975 Kg of DAP fertilizer, 78,350 Kg of UREA fertilizer and 98 packages of String Bean, 135 packages of Eggplant, 83 packages of Cucumber, 160 packages of Sticky Corn, 187 packages of Glutinous Corn, 33 packages of Tomato and 84 packages of amaranths were sold. The money received from sales of the inputs was 217,085,500 Riels.
VII. The OVM was conducted in 5 communes for dry season distribution 2014 and there are 769 HHs/316 FHHs of beneficiaries who were registered to buy the inputs. The total inputs proposed were 57,500 Kg of rice seed, 57,500 Kg of DAP, 86,525 Kg of UREA, 54 packages of String Bean, 36 packages of Eggplant, 29 packages of Cucumber, 19 packages of sweet corn, 54 packages of glutinous corn, 6 packages of tomato, 33 packages of amaranthus and 12 packages of pumpkin. The distribution was then conducted in the quarter 4, 2014.
VIII. The PPMU and the CPMU officers have assisted and monitored the subsidized sales process carried out by the CCs and management committees that sold to 553 HHs/250 female headed households in 5communes. As a result, 43,775 Kg of the rice seed, 43,775 Kg of DAP fertilizer, 65,800 Kg of UREA fertilizer and 28 packages of String Bean, 17 packages of Eggplant, 15 packages of Cucumber, 11 packages of Sticky Corn, 33 packages of Glutinous Corn, 2 packages of Tomato, 26 packages of amaranths and 6 packages of pumpkin were sold. The money received from sales of the inputs was 185,099,500 Riels.
B. Emergency Preparedness and Mitigation in Agriculture
IX. During all the subsidized sale of the inputs, the project has also disseminated improved rice cultivation practices and crops production through distributions 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 officers (PDA) have provided a-two-day training course on crop production techniques to selected target farmers (ID poor 1 and 2 in 10 target communes in Kampong Cham province) with a total participants of 286/177F attended. The table below shows the number of participants from each target commune.
Table 3: Number of participants attended the training
XI. In collaboration with the General Department of Agriculture (GDA)/MAFF, the Provincial Department of Agriculture’s officers provided a-two-day training course on improved rice cultivation to target farmers poor 1 and 2 in 12 target communes in Kampong Cham province with a total participants of 362/215F. The table below shows the number of participants from each target communes.
Table 4: Number of participants attended the training
XII. In collaboration with the General Department of Agriculture (GDA) under MAFF, the provincial department of agriculture officers (PDA) provided the training courses on crop production techniques, liquid and dry composts and natural pesticide making, and post harvesting techniques to selected target farmers (ID poor 1 and 2) in 12 target communes in Kampong Cham province with a total participants of 693/339F attended. The table below shows the number of participants and the topic of training provided in each of the target communes.
Table 5: Number of participants attended and topic of the training
XIII. The PPMU officers has coordinated and monitored with NGO partner in the implementation of nutrition and livelihoods program. In quarter 4 of 2014, the local NGO prepared and planned to distribute the vegetable seeds to target beneficiaries in 12 communes.
XIV. Three PDA officers and one PPMU officers 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 expenditure.
XV. The PPMU has coordinated with the PDA conducted 54 FTCs with the total participants of 23051/12246F. A total of 14 training courses on mushroom cultivation were done including 20 demos and 12 training courses on compost making were done including 15 demos were provided to the target communes. The detailed information are provided in the table below:
Training courses on Mushroom Cultivation and Compost Making
OUTPUT III: IMPROVED CAPACITY TO MAINSTREAM FOOD SECURITY
A. Mainstreaming Food Security and Nutrition
I. Food Security and Nutrition, M&E team had a meeting with PPMU Manager at PPMU office. The meeting aimed to discuss with PCDM focal points to conduct capacity need assessment, and discuss on implementation and information sharing mechanism of PCDM with NCDM as well as with CARD FSNIS and how the EFAP-AF project intervenes to improve the performance of PCDM.
II. The Agriculture Specialist with support from National Provincial Facilitator has conducted the scoping feasibility study in 3 target communes of 3 districts. The purpose of the study was to identify appropriate pro-poor community projects for livelihoods improvement. The community needs were identified and focussed 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 Cham province. A total of 25 Provincial Government officials including 7 women officials participated in the trainings. The main objectives of the trainings are:
a. to make provincial aware 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 43 including 4 PPMU officers, 3 district officers and 36 commune council members. The training aimed to strengthen the capacity of local authorities to collect information and management.
OUTPUT IV: EFFECTIVE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT
A. Project Management
I. The PPMU and CPs officials attended a series of training workshops on CFW procedures, project financial management, launching workshop, procedures on subsidized sale of seeds and fertilizers.
II. The PPMU conducted several meetings and provided on-the-job training to CPs teams to build their capacity on 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 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, etc.
III. The PPMU also facilitated other project activities guided by CPMU management. They include the conducting of baseline survey, making comments on PPMS for monitoring project implementation and assessing project performance, and updating the gender action monitoring sheet.
IV. As instructed by CPMU management at a consultation meeting between CPMU, PPMU and PDA, the PPMU officials and provincial facilitator had followed up the preparation and submission of the report on Possible Areas for Dry Season Rice Production, number of villages, communes and farmers who cultivate rice in the dry season, which was supposed to be produced by PDA. It was aimed at verifying the result of the OVM undertakings and make immediate correction action, if any.
V. The PPMU together with the provincial facilitator monitored all CFW sub-project sites and participated in all cash disbursements to the project participants to ensure all are compliance with the CFW procedures.
VI. A-two-day training on GPS usage was conducted in Kampong Cham province with total participant of 4 PPMU staffs. The training provided both theory and field practice. In addition, internet and telephone were also installed for the PPMU Office.
VII. A two-day training course on piloting PPMS was conducted in Kampong Cham province with total participants of 7/2F which included 4 PPMU staff, PDA, PDRD and PDoWRAM officers. The training was to build capacity of PPMU officers to filling in the PPSM form.
VIII. Four PPMU staff and 1 PDA officers received the guiding training on impact assessment survey for 2013 wet season inputs distribution provided by the Agriculture Specialist. After that the provincial team has conducted the surveys with 107 HHs in four (Kvet Thom, Lvea, Boeung Nay and Baray) out of 12 target communes.
IX. Four PPMU officers attended in guiding training on impact assessment survey for 2013 dry season inputs distribution and data entry for 2013 wet season , provided by the CPMU. Up to the end of Quarter 3 2014, the provincial team has conducted the surveys with 123 HHs in three communes out of 5 communes.
X. The GIS specialist has met with the PPMU, PDRD and PDoWRAM officers to provide the further technique for collecting the waypoints at civil work canal and road rehabilitation projects. The provincial teams were trained through field practice at targeted communes in Prey Chhor district.
XI. The ADB review mission was done in Kampong Cham province on Oct 22, 2014. During the mission, the PPMU has arranged a meeting with the cooperating partners (PDRD, PDoWRAM and PDA) and local NGO partner with the total participants of 29/5 F. The PPMU has also presented the project progress reports to the Mission Team and facilitated for a field visit to see two CW roads rehabilitation project in Baray commune, one CW canal rehabilitation project in Kroach commune and nutrition and livelihoods program implemented by Plan International (vegetable, chicken and pig demonstration farms).
XII. The PPMU has facilitated a provincial workshop on technical farmer congress, mushroom cultivation and compost making on Oct 22, 2014 at Kampong Cham province presided over by H.E Project Director. The total participants were 37/4 female including commune chiefs, commune clerks, deputy district governor and DPA officer. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss and identify the geographical areas to conducted the congress and training, especially select target farmers who were interested to participate in the training.
XIII. The project has provided for free 70,75 kg of DAP, 13,475 kg of Urea and 8,575 kg of rice seed to 6 SHGs in 2 target communes presided over H.E project director. This support aimed to further strengthen the capacity of community.
XIV. The provincial team and the CPMU team have conducted the surveys with 87 HHs in two communes (Lvea and Mean) for assessment of inputs distribution for 2014 dry season .