Uptake of agricultural technologies and best practices amongst farmers in Battambang and Pailin provinces, Cambodia
The research team, research partners, and the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research, are running the inception meeting for a recently begun project exploring the uptake of agricultural technologies by farmers in Battambang and Pailin Provinces, Cambodia. This project is advancing a farmer-centred approach to analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing farmers in the region. In particular, the recent and widespread transition to cassava production provides the case for analysis of farmer perspectives and of ‘decision making at the farmgate’.
The inception meeting
The inception meeting will be held on August 4th and 5th at the Memoria Palace (http://www.memoriapalace.com) in Pailin, Cambodia. In the afternoons, we will present the research and seek contributions and discussion with a small number of experts and practitioners. In the mornings, we will conduct field visits to the demonstration site(s) and to local villages. We think it is important that all participants ‘experience’ the project methodology, and as such, we intend to get our ‘hands and feet dirty’. Our goal for the meeting is to initiate a vibrant dialogue, one which we will continue over the course of the four-year project.
The inception meeting reception
At 18:00 on August 4th, 2017, we will be holding a reception for all stakeholders interested in the project. Food and drinks will be served at the Memoria Palace Resort in Pailin, Cambodia. We hope that the reception will provide an informal opportunity to meet the research team, and for the research team to get acquainted with local experts, practitioners, government workers, and others working in agricultural extension and development. We hope that the reception and inception meeting will allow a wide range of stakeholders to contribute your experiences and insights.