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 4 officials from PPMU, PDRD and PDOWRAM participated in the workshop.
II. By the end of Q2 2015, 93 CFW sub-projects has been completed with 13,106 participants (7,141 females and 661 participants from poor 1&2 households.) Total cash disbursed to date is US$ 571,495.11.
- Civil Work:
III. All civil work implementation have been completed.
Table 1 Status of Civil Work Implementation in Svay Rieng
IV. The implementation of 15km CW/CFW-Laterite Pavement roads in Chrey Thom, Sambour, Sambat Meanchey and Tras by Meas Sovuthidy Company has 90% completed.
Table 2 Status of 15 km CW/CFW-Laterite Pavement Implementation (Phase 1)
V. The implementation of 7km CW/CFW-Laterite Pavement roads (Contract No. EFAP (AF)-NCB-MRD-15-02C) has 0% completed.
Table 3 Status of CW/CFW-Laterite Pavement Road Implementation (Phase 2)
B. 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 23 May 2013 morning and attended by 62 participants (17 females) from commune council and district authority, line departments officials (PDA, PDH, PDRD & PDOWA) and local NGOs.
VII. Plan International Cambodia (PLAN) in collaboration with its local partner NGOs and PPMUs organized a Field Need Assessment Workshop in Prey Veng province for the implementation of Diversified Livelihoods and Nutritional Health component. 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 after the workshop. In Svay Rieng, 13 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 appropriate strategies for implementation of the Diversified Livelihoods and Nutritional Health component. In Svay Rieng, 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 42 participants (including 04 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 23 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 40 participants (including 16 female) from commune councils and district authority together with PPMU and PDA officials participated in the workshop.
III. Wet season seed and fertilizer distribution 2013 was conducted. The project beneficiaries of 3,936 households (1,334 female-headed) out of 4,372 households (equal 90.03%).
IV. Subsidized seed and fertilizer distribution for dry season 2013 was conducted. There comprised of 905 (286 female headed households and 324 non-female headed households) out of 1,415 beneficiary households (64% of proposed HHs) received seed, fertilizer and vegetable crop from EFAP-AF in Svay Rieng.
V. Workshop on subsidiary seed and fertilizer 2013 cum preparing workshop on subsidiary seed and fertilizer wet season 2014 was conducted on January 23, 2014 at provincial administration meeting room. The workshop was presided by H.E Vong Sandap, Project Director. There were 32 (4 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 also served as the forum to discuss and share challenging issues and seek possible solutions for future improvement.
VI. Impact Assessment Survey on 2013 wet and dry season subsidiary seed and fertilizer was conducted.
VII. Subsidiary seed and fertilizer distribution for 2014 wet season was conducted. There were 3,310 beneficiary households out of 3,580 equal 92 % and 1,230 female headed HH out of 1,389 equal 89% fetched the inputs. The amount of money collected was 735,199,000 Cambodian Riels (183,799.75USD).
VIII. Dry season 2014 seed and fertilizer distribution was conducted with 426 HHs (152 FHHs) equal only 47%.
IX. Impact Assessment on 2014 wet season subsidiary seed and fertilizer was conducted.
X. Impact Assessment of 2014 dry Season Seed and Fertilizer Distribution was conducted.
XI. A total of 10 Self-Help Groups (SHG) was selected to receive free seed and fertilizer from revolving fund. The amount of inputs provided to the 10 SHGs in Svay Rieng comprise of 4,100kg of DAP, 6,875kg of UREA and 4,375kg of Rice Seed.
B. Emergency Preparedness and Mitigation in Agriculture
XII. Dissemination of improved rice cultivation was done through distribution of leaflets during the subsidized sale of rice seed, fertilizer and vegetable crop for wet and dry seasons 2013 and 2014.
XIII. The CPMU Agriculture Specialist with support from Provincial Facilitator conducted a scoping feasibility study in 3 communes (Thmea commune in Romduol district and Ampil and Sambour communes in Romeas Haek district). The study was conducted on 16-17 September 2013. A total of 17 participants (including 11 females) participated in the study. The purpose of the study was to identify appropriate pro-poor community projects to help improve livelihoods, especially of poor women in EFAP-AF target. The community needs were identified and reported by Agriculture Specialist.
XIV. A total of 162 training courses and 31 Farmer Technical Congresses were conducted in Svay Rieng under EFAP-AF projects. The total number of participants attended the training was summarized in the table below:
Table 4 Summary Training Provided by PDA SRG
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 Food Security Nutrition Information System (FSNIS) and how EFSP-AF intervene to improve performance of PCDM.
II. A one day training workshop on data collection for improving disaster management and food security, and nutrition was organized by CARD in collaboration with PPMU SRG. The workshop was conducted for provincial, district and commune disaster management committee members from EFAP-AF intervened target area. There comprised 47 participants (16 females) attended.
III. A follow up training workshop on data collection for improving disaster management and food security, and nutrition was organized by CARD in collaboration with PPMU SRG. The workshop was conducted for provincial, district and commune disaster management committee members from EFAP-AF intervened target area. There comprised 48 participants (16 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 36 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 (including 1 female) staffs participated in the workshop.
III. A consultation meeting on subsidized sale of seed and fertilizer was conducted at PPMU Office on September 16, 2013 afternoon session with participations of H.E Project Director and 8 staffs (including 2 females) - 4 PPMU staffs, 2 PDA staffs and 2 CPMU staffs. The meeting discussed the preparation for the next subsidized sale of rice and vegetable seed and fertilizer to beneficiaries for dry season 2013. With instruction from Project Director, the PDA staff was assigned to research and determine the target communes and villages for dry season subsidized program. The Project Director expressed his high appreciation for the project team who tried their best for the success of the first subsidized sale.
IV. A basic GPS training was held on Sep 16, 2013, with one PPMU staff participated while other staffs were busy with other schedule of provincial administration. NPF proposed for another GPS training for PPMU staff with full participation to enable them to use the GPS.
V. PPMU and provincial line department staff (CPs) in Svay Rieng 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 the CPMU. This 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. An ADB review mission led by Ms. Nao Ikemoto was conducted on December 17, 2013, in Svay Rieng 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 review mission team and PPMU staff and provincial line department staffs was held at provincial administration meeting room comprised 19 participants (2 females). PPMU Manager presented the overall status of project implementation in the province following 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 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 Ampil and Mream communes where they met with commune councils, village heads, project committee and beneficiaries totally 24 (11 females).
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.