Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 3: ECHO Asia Cambodia Tropical Agriculture Workshop

Hands-on learning-producing indigneous microorganisms for
natural farming
The third and final day of the 2012 ECHO Cambodia Agriculture Workshop was held at the Jumpah Center.  

Following a farm tour that included Jumpah's pig and quail production facilities as well as solar power and biogas generated from the pig waste, the workshop participants engaged in sessions led by Boonsong Thansritong (Partners Thailand) related to raising pigs on natural bedding as well as the production and use of fermented livestock feed made from banana stalk. 

Production and use of fermented livestock feed
made from banana stalk
And additional session was offered by Cambodia Global Actiona related to the production and use of indigenous microorganisms in natural farming, especially for rehabilitating degraded farm soils.

The workshop concluded with the presentation of certificates.

Making a pig
pen with natural bedding
ECHO Asia is grateful to the Wholistic Development Organization for local coordination of  the workshop as well as the Peri-Urban Agriculture  and Jumpah Centers for hosting the workshop.

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