Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 1: 2012 ECHO Asia Cambodia Tropical Agriculture Workshop

Learning about PUAC's organic vegetable production work
Over 40 persons from approximately 12 Cambodian development organizations participated in the first day activities of the 2012 ECHO Cambodia Workshop at the Peri-Urban Agriculture Center (PUAC) in Kompong Speu on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

Networking Time
The program included a tour of PUAC organic vegetable production facilities and an introductory seed exchange activity.  Three of the workshop participants brought crop seeds to share, including tamarind, jack bean and creeping cowpea.  ECHO Asia also introduced seeds of several crop varieties from its seed bank.

Sharing experiences about growing jackbean
The afternoon was devoted to networking, with representatives from the various participating organizations sharing about their work and areas of expertise. 

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