Agro-biodiversity use and market development contributing to food and livelihood security-Phase II

Background

Cambodia is one amongst the region to implement this project. The Project was implemented in a selected number of rice-based farming systems in Indonesia, Cambodia, and the Philippines, building on the successful experiences gained from the farmer field school approach in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Southeast Asia. The project is a follow-up of and builds on earlier efforts in the same regions. The overall objective of the Project is to strengthen and mainstream on-farm management of genetic resources through participatory action research with farmers and capacity building activities with a focus on market development, and to provide policy advice in the international debate on farmers’ rights. Market development is regarded as a crucial component of on-farm management of agro-biodiversity in order to contribute to the livelihoods of local communities and the sustainability of local efforts in agrobiodiversity management.

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