Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 2:2012 ECHO Asia Cambodia Tropical Agriculture Workshop

Drip irrigation learning huddle
During the second day of the 2012 ECHO Cambodia Workshop, held at the Peri-Urban Agriculture Center (PUAC) outside of Phnom Penh, participants engaged in two workshop sessions.

PUAC's organic vegetable packing facility
One session, presented by International Development Enterprises (IDE) Cambodia, introduced participants to the basics of drip irrigation systems for small farms, including a hands-on component for setting up such systems.

Another session, led by the workshop host, PUAC, dealt with post-harvest handling and marketing of organic vegetables, offering exposure to sorting, grading and packing seasonal vegetables for the local market.

Sharing seeds from ECHO Asia
Day three of the workshop will be held at the Jumpah Center.

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