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Decades of experience has shown that, despite numerous ‘safe use’ programs, the ’safe use’ of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) is not possible. People, farm-animals, wildlife and the environment continue to suffer considerable harm from HHPs. After decades of failure which have seen millions of deaths worldwide, new policies are needed to stop pesticide poisonings. A progressive phaseout and ban  of HHPs, along with new policies for supporting alternatives, can make a change towards a healthy and sustainable world for all.
Cambodian farmers grow more than 1,000 rice varieties, among them, several fragrant varieties. One of the most popular fragrant rice varieties produced for the market by Cambodian organic rice farmers supported by CEDAC is called Phka Malis. In Khmer language, this means beautiful garland of flowers, because of its delicate floral aroma. Besides Phka Malis, organic SRI farmers supported by CEDAC also grow Red Phka Malis, black sticky rice, and other selected premium rice varieties.
CEDAC began introducing SRI to Cambodian farmers in 2000. Since then, CEDAC has been active in supporting farmer-to-farmer extension of SRI on a national scale. To reinforce SRI dissemination among farmers in Cambodia, CEDAC has initiated a SRI national prize open to all rice farmers in Cambodia.
Cambodian farmers grow more than 1,000 rice varieties, among them, several fragrant varieties. One of the most popular fragrant rice varieties produced for the market by Cambodian organic rice farmers supported by CEDAC is called  Phka Malis.  In Khmer language, this means beautiful garland of flowers, because of its delicate floral aroma. Besides Phka Malis, organic SRI farmers supported by CEDAC also grow Red Phka Malis, black sticky rice, and other selected premium rice varieties.
From the 21st to the 23rd of March 2014, the EU-funded Annâdya project organized a Provincial Agri Culture Fair in Banlung. The event has been conducted by Annâdya project partners in Cambodia, Universite Libre de Bruxelles and CEDAC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, the Provincial Departments of Culture and Arts, Agriculture, Women Affairs, Rural Development, Trade and Tourism of Ratanakiri; as well as UNESCO and Ratanakiri NGOs Network (CANDO, CARE, CEDAC-ILIP, CIYA, DPA, HA, NTFP, PLAN, SCW, SVC, WHH).
On March 20, 2014, the Building Climate Resilient Farming Communities in Cambodia (BCR) project of CEDAC hosted a visit for Mr. Michael Kronenberg of Bread for the World, in Prey Veng province. Three CEDAC staff members accompanied the visit, to include Mr. Sam Vitou, Mr. Khin Daravuth and Mr. Eang Yorn.
Since April 2007, CEDAC has been a cooperative partner in the National Biodigester Programme (NBP) which promotes and disseminates information about domestic bio-digesters to local farmers. The National Bio-digester Programme (NBP) is a joint program between the Cambodia Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV).
CEDAC is organizing a Consumer Field Trip on March 22nd, 2014 to visit the organic vegetable producer groups in Thnoung Kambot village (Svay Chhrum commune) and Thmor Reap village (Pong Ror commune), Rolear Bi’ear district, Kampong Chnang province. Approximately 50 people including consumers, students, media representative and the staff members from CEDAC and GIZ will join this field trip.
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