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) Scheme
I. The PPMU, PDRD and PDOWRAM participated in a two day CFW training workshop conducted by CPMU at Siem Reap on 17-18 January 2013 to disseminate the updated CFW guidelines and to train the line department officials on the requirements for a CFW sub-project implementation (proposal preparation, implementation and closing out). An exposure visit to a completed CFW and Civil Works road and canal sub-projects was also organized. A total of 6 officials from PPMU, PDRD and PDOWRAM participated in the workshop.
II. A total of 72 Cash for Work sub-projects was completed successfully. Total participants of the 72 completed sub-projects comprise 13,537 local labours in which 1,271 from poor 1 and 2 households and 1,834 from FHHs. Total cash distributed to date is 880,145 USD
- Civil Works (CWs)
III. The implementation of 4 CW-roads and 4 CW-Canal rehabilitation projects were 100% completed.
Table 1: Status of Civil Work Implementation
IV. The implementation of 15 km Civil Work (CFW-Mountain Sand Coverage) has 40% completed.
Table 2 Status of 15 km CW/CFW-Mountain Sand Implementation (Phase 1)
V. The implementation of 7 km Civil Work (CFW-Mountain Sand Coverage) has 5% completed.
Table 3 Status of CW (CFW-Mountain Sand Coverage) Implementation (phase 2)
B. Livelihoods, Nutrition and Health
VI. Together with the CPMU, the PPMU coordinated with the Plan International Cambodia (PLAN) to conduct a provincial workshop to kick start the implementation of the nutrition and livelihoods activities. The workshop was conducted on 22 May 2013 morning and attended by 51 participants from commune council and district authority, line departments’ officials (PDA, PDH, PDRD & PDOWA) and local NGOs.
VII. A two-day Field Need Assessment Workshop was organized by Plan International (PLAN) in collaboration with its local partner NGOs and PPMUs in Prey Veng province. The main purpose of the workshop was to present the guideline and assessment tools to participants that will be required to conduct the field need assessment in respective provinces for the implementation of Diversified Livelihoods and Nutritional Health component. In Prey Veng, 11 relevant provincial line department officials including PDA, PDRD, PHD, PDoWA and Fisheries Administration, PCDM, and PPMU staffs were invited to participate in the workshop.
VIII. As a result of field need assessment, a debriefing workshop on field need assessment result was held on Nov 12, 2013 at Imperial Villa Garden Hotel, Phnom Penh. The main purposes of the workshop were to present the community needs to project stakeholders in respective provinces and CPMU and also to seek feedbacks from participants on the finding and determine appropriate strategies for implementation of the Diversified Livelihoods and Nutritional Health component. From Prey Veng, 5 relevant provincial line department officials including PDA, PDRD, PHD and Fisheries Administration and PPMU staff were invited to participate in the workshop.
OUTPUT II: INCREASED ACCESS TO IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL INPUTS AND TECHNOLOGIES AMONG FOOD-INSECURE FARMERS AND WOMEN
A. Seed and Fertilizer
I. The CPMU conducted Provincial seminar/meeting in the province on 20 March 2013 to train local authorities on (i) identification of beneficiary households eligible to get seed and fertilizer, (ii) assessment of demand, and (iii) conduction of open village meeting (OVM) to validate eligible beneficiary households and demands. A total of 30 participants (including 02 female) from commune councils and district authority together with PPMU and PDA officials participated in the workshop.
II. The CPMU conducted a Provincial seminar/meeting in the province on 22 May 2013 to disseminate the Procedure of Subsidized Sale of Rice and Vegetable Seeds and Fertilizer to target beneficiary households in Project target communes in wet season 2013. A total of 124 participants (including 12 female) from commune councils and district authority together with PPMU and PDA officials participated in the workshop.
III. Subsidized distribution of rice seed, fertilizer and vegetable crop for wet season 2013 was conducted. A total of 2,815 beneficiaries (70.64%) included 727 female-headed households (25.83%) received IR66 (150,700kg), DAP (150,500kg), UREA (231,575kg), String Beam (1,673 packages), Egg-plant (1,825 packages) and Sticky Corn (197 packages from the project
IV. Subsidized distribution of seed and fertilizer for dry 2013 was held. 1,477 (455 female headed households and 484 non-female headed households) out of 2,041 beneficiary households (72% of proposed HHs) received seed, fertilizer and vegetable crop from EFAP-AF in Prey Veng. The quantity of distribution comprised 105,875kg of Seed IR66 and Chulsa; 105,575kg of DAP; 158,175kg of UREA; 166 packages of string bean; 235 packages of egg-plant; 369 packages of cucumber; 199 packages of sweet corn; 209 packages of glutinous; 126 packages of tomato and 118 packages of amaranthus.
V. Workshop on subsidiary seed and fertilizer 2013 cum preparing workshop on subsidiary seed and fertilizer wet season 2014 was conducted on January 24, 2014. The workshop was and presided by H.E Vong Sandap, Project Director. There were 29 (1 female) participated included commune council, clerks, deputy district governors, PDA, PPMU and CPMU. The workshop aimed to sum up the result of seed and fertilizer subsidizing 2013 and plan for upcoming seed and fertilizer subsidizing for wet season 2014. The workshop served as the forum to discuss and share challenges and seek possible solutions for future improvement.
VI. Subsidized seed and fertilizer distribution for wet season 2014 was carried out in the 8 communes. The total beneficiary households came to buy the inputs was 1,732 over 1,889 proposing households which is equal to 92%, and female headed households was 600 over 682 proposing households which is equal to 88%.
VII. Dry season 2014 seed and fertilizer distribution conducted with 993 HHs (301 FHHs) which is equal 75% of the total proposing HHs.
VIII. Subsidiary seed and fertilizer distribution for wet season 2014 was carried out. A total of 1,732 out of 1,889 proposed households which was equal 92% with 600 over 682 female headed households equal 88% fetched the inputs.
IX. Impact Assessment Survey on 2014 wet season subsidiary seed and fertilizer was also conducted.
B. Emergency Preparedness and Mitigation in Agriculture
X. Dissemination of improved cultivation was done through distribution of leaflets during the subsidized sale for wet and dry season 2013 and 2014.
XI. CPMU Agriculture Specialist with support from Provincial Facilitator conducted a scoping study in 3 communes (Krang Tayang commune in Peam Chor district and Chey Kampok and Angkor Reach communes in Preah Sdach district) on 18-19 September 2013. A total of 27 participants (including 13 females) participated in the study. The purpose of the study was to identify appropriate pro-poor community projects to help improve livelihoods, especially for poor women in EFAP-AF target area. The community needs were identified and reported by Agriculture Specialist.
XII. A guiding workshop facilitated by H.E Project Director on preliminary planning on Farmer Technical Congress, and Mushroom Cultivation and Compost Making Training for the poor, was held. There are 26 (2 females) participants who are commune chief and clerks, district deputy governors, PDA staff and PPMU staff participated.
XIII. PDA in Collaboration with PPMU PVG provided 61 training courses and conducted 15 Farmer Technical Congresses for beneciaries under EFAP-AF support in Prey Veng.
Table 4 Summary Training Data Conducted in Prey Veng Province.
OUTPUT III: IMPROVED CAPACITY TO MAINSTREAM FOOD SECURITY
A. Mainstreaming Food Security and Nutrition
I. A consultation meeting with Food Security and Nutrition Specialists was held at PPMU office with participation from PPMU Manager and one PCDM focal staff. The meeting aimed to discuss with PCDM focal points to conduct capacity need assessment, information sharing mechanism of PCDM with NCDM as well as with CARD FSNIS and how EFSP-AF intervene to improve performance of PCDM.
II. The National Trainer Pool for FSN of CARD, with the support from the (EFAP-AF) has conducted a three-day provincial FSN Training at Prey Veng province. A total of 27 Provincial Government officials including 13 women officials participated in the trainings. The main objectives of the trainings are 1) to make aware provincial officials about the basic concept of Food Security and Nutrition; 2) to build capacity on methodology for analyzing the situation of FSN in the province; and 3) to identify intervention strategies and other activities to integrate of FSN into provincial development plan.
III. A one day training workshop on data collection for improving disaster management and food security was organized by CARD in collaboration with PPMU PVG. The workshop was conducted for provincial, district and commune disaster management committee members from EFAP-AF intervened target area. There comprised of 45 participants (5 females) attended.
IV. A follow up training workshop on data collection for improving disaster management and food security was organized by CARD in collaboration with PPMU PVG. The workshop was conducted for provincial, district and commune disaster management committee members from EFAP-AF intervened target area. There comprised of 39 participants (4 females) attended.
OUTPUT IV: EFFECTIVE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT
A. Project Management
I. The CPMU conducted a sensitization workshop in the province on 15 November 2012. The main objective was to disseminate information related to the Project, and to train local authorities on identification of beneficiary households. A total of 40 participants from commune councils and district authority together with PPMU, PDRD, PDOWRAM and PDA officials participated in the workshop.
II. The CPMU conducted a Project launch workshop on 24 December 2012. A total of 5 staffs participated in the workshop.
III. A consultation meeting on seed, fertilizer and crop subsidizing program with H.E Project Director was conducted at PPMU Office on September 16, 2013 in the afternoon with participants of 7 people including 3 PPMU staffs, 2 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 search and determine the target communes and villages for dry season subsidizing program. The project director expressed high appreciation for the project team who tried their efforts to the success of the first subsidized sale.
IV. A two-day basic GPS training was conducted in Prey Veng on Sep 18-19, 2013 with participation from 2 PPMU staffs and 1 PDRD staff. After the in-class training, field practice was conducted to project sites. In addition, the PPMU Office internet network was installed; however, the wireless printer has not been well-running for busy office.
V. PPMU and provincial line department staff (CPs) in Prey Veng comprised of 5 people participated in the training workshop on Project Performance Management System (PPMS) and Result-Based Monitoring and Evaluation in Phnom Penh. The workshop was organized by CPMU. The workshop aimed to strengthen the project implementation using result-based monitoring and evaluation approaches. The Gender Action Plan was also presented to participants to ensure the gender aspects are mainstreamed in the project implementation. The participants were expected to join together for effective implementation of PPMS and GAP.
VI. ADB review mission led by Ms. Nao Ikemoto was conducted on December 16, 2013 in Prey Veng province. The aim of the mission was to (i) review and assess the implementation progress; (ii) identify implantation issues; and (iii) agree on the measures for improvement. The review mission team was warmly welcomed by the Excellency Provincial Project Director, PPMU staff and CPs staff. The meeting between the Review Mission Team and PPMU staff and provincial line department staffs was held at provincial administration meeting room with a total of 19 participants. PPMU Manager presented the overall status of project implementation in the province followed by interaction and questions of ADB review mission team concerning project implementation including Cash for Work, Civil Work, Input Subsidizing, Seed Production, and Livelihoods and Nutritional Health. The questions were referred to the relevant provincial line departments for explanations and clarifications. Besides, ADB project analyst also reviewed the financial documentation of PPMU with constructive feedback for improvement. The delegation was invited to visit the CFW project sites in Banteay Chakri and Chey Kampok communes where they met with commune councils, village heads, project committee and beneficiaries totally 37 (15 females). The delegation continued to visit Pouloas Seed Production Station where they saw the seed processing and met with 4 Farmer Association representatives discussing issues and future continuation of seed production. The ADB mission team expressed high appreciation for the good performance of the project team in Prey Veng and encouraged to keep up these efforts for success of the project.
VII. Provincial Project Manager and Provincial Facilitator participated in ADB review mission wrap up meeting at Ministry of Economics and Finance on Dec 20, 2013. It was agreed that the speeding up of project implementation, especially civil work projects will be carried out.