Building PADEE´s Farmers Managed Community Learning Centers A brief review and way forward Phnom Penh 01/04/2015 IFAD&PROCASUR ROUTASIA Programme Please add MAFF, MEF, IFAD and PROCASUR logos (in this order) Pleaseaddyournames and emails
Background • From 2012 to 2014, 4 Learning Routes in Thailand were organized with the participation of MAFF, MEF and PADEE team and beneficiaries. • The objectives: • Train outstanding farmers in organic production, post harvesting techniques and access to markets by learning from the advanced experience in Thailand. • Pilot Peer to Peer training as an alternative extension service supported by PADEE. • Identify and package Cambodian´s outstanding farmers know how into knowledge products and services
Background • 10 MAFF, MEF and PADEE team and 26 farmers from 6 provinces: Kandal, Kompot, Prey Veng, SvayRieng, Preach Vihearand Takeo. • Selected farmers are outstanding leaders of the IGRF or CIG under PADEE´s support (one per group). IGRF: Improved Group Revolving Funds CIG: Common Interest Groups
Background • Follow up activities in Thailand: • 2 Rice Field Days (200 participants app.) • Piloting the establishment of the CLCs in 4 provinces through DAE (75% of the budget returned to PADEE). • PADEE/PROCASUR M&E missions in the 6 provinces. • One case study on the Champion´s innovation journey • Funding approx. USD 100,000.- • PADEE: app. USD 70,000.- • ROUTASIA (implemented by PROCASUR): app. USD 30,000.-
Outcomes • Farmers trained and implementing : • Hard technologies: • Soil and water management (100%) • Organic production (75%) • Seeds and crops selection (75%) • Post-harvesting techniques (75%) • Soft technologies: • Market oriented farmers organizations (75%) • Peer to peer training(75%) • Integrated farming(100%) (achievement rate %)
Outcomes • Farmers and their HH have increased income due to crop diversification, better resource management (land, water, inputs and cash), better cooperation practices and a market oriented production and processing. • Peer to peer training to 400 farmers, mostly self organized. • Enabling conditions for the setup of CLCs in 5 out of 6 Provinces. • 12 Outstanding Farmers in conditions to start CLCs (plan, skill, local partnerships).
Outcomes • PADEE interest in local knowledge and local champions management • ROUTASIA Focal point in Cambodia (since. Nov. 2014) • Outreach to over 2000 people following through FaceBook.
Way Forward Objective: Based on the background and outcomes, it is proposed a PADEE-ROUTASIA (2015-2016) partnership for the Successful dissemination of organic production, post-harvesting and access to market best practices through the start up and management of Community Learning Centers in order to improve agricultural productivity and to diversify the sources of income of rural households assisted by the PADEE project.
Way Forward Direct Beneficiaries: • 12 outstanding farmers graduated as Local Champions form the first 3 provincial CLCs. • 150 to 200 famers apply new knowledge, skills and tools, acquired through the CLCs´ trainings. • 50 to 75 CIG develop an Innovation Plan for boosting the introduction of best practices. • 3 provincial DAE teams enabled for supporting and monitoring the CLCs performance. • Indirect Beneficiaries: • 2500 HH that improve agricultural productivity and diversify the sources of income
Way Forward Knowledge products • 12 Local Champions Life Stories and Know How Profiles (registered in www.talentosrurales.org) • 3 CLC training services packs: Learning Modules, Learning Materials, Promotional Video, Evaluation toolkit. • 1 Impact Case Study on CIGs trained by the CLCs. • Toolkitforthestartup of CLCs, Training of Local Champions and follow up of innovationsprocesses.
Implementation Strategy Scaling up and KM Peer to peer CLCs setup Targeting right
Financing mechanism • ROUTASIA focus in providing the necessary HHRR for the project success: i. Country Focal Point, ii. methodological and technical experts, iii. international travel and allowances, iv. edition and layout of knowledge products. • PADEE focus in the operational costs required for each phase, including: i. field missions, ii. Translation and printing, iii. Stakeholders meetings and workshops, iv. Training expenses (DSA, training fee/payment to CLCs); v. monitoring and evaluation missions.
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THE FUNDAMENTALS (a) recognize that in rural areas is possible to find successful solutionsto common problems, to be adapted and multiplied in other contexts (b) enables participants to acquire direct knowledgeand arise curiosity and interest for continuous learning (c) strength local trainers and technical assistance skills, local champions become experts (d) direct dialogue in the field and collective analysis sessions transforms knowledge into change (through the action plan)