News (Updated on March,2015)

Laos farmers learn best practices
Laos farmers learn best practices in organization development, organic marketing, savings groups, rice mill and organic production from Cambodian farmers. The Laos Farmers Network won the Knowledge Management (KM Award) Award in 2014 which consisted of a prize of 3,000 USD which they can use to visit any MTCP2 country to learn about a particular technology or theme. They have identified the experiences of the Farmer and Nature Net as something they can learn from and apply in their own country and communities. Last December 12-15, the Farmer to Farmer Exchange happened in Cambodia, with FNN as host and LFN farmer leaders and staff as learners. Read more...


DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE OF FNN’S NETWORK IN KANH CHREACH DISTRICT
PREY VENG PROVINCE: With support from Bread for the World (Bfdw), FNN network of Kanh Chreach district organized a Development Dialogue on February 23, 2015, at a resident of Mr. Chhun Sey, in Kroch village, Kdeung Reay commune, where around 35 members (whom about 17 were female) attended. Among them included Mr. Pen Than, commune chief Kdeung Reay, Mr. Ream Ny, chairperson of provincial network, Mr. Veng Paong, FNN district Read more...


GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA) OF RUSSEY SANH SAMBOPHAL COOPERATIVE
On Tuesday February 10th, 2015, FNN's member, Russey Sanh Sambophal Cooperative of Sithor Kandal district network, Prey Veng province, held its annual GA at its cooperative hall, where around 150 representatives, whom more than 50% were female, participated in the GA. Among them included head of provincial department of agriculture, district governor, Head of agriculture district bureau, commune chief, FNN provincial/district network leader, Read more...


REFLECTION WORKSHOP OF BOD AND SECRETARIAT STAFF OF FNN
MONDULKIRI: A reflection workshop and retreat of FNN’s Board of Directors (BOD) and secretariat staff has been organized at Mekong74 guesthouse in Senmonorom city, Mondulkiri province, from January 15-17, 2015. There were 28 participants whom 6 are women from 16 target province of FNN throughout the country. The workshop was supported by Bread for the World (Bfdw) with facilitation of Mr. Tourt Chamroeun, Read more...


REFLECTION MEETING OF FNN’S SECRETARIAT STAFF WITH DR. YANG SAING KOMA
In order to strengthen and enhance capacity of staff members, FNN organized a reflection meeting with Dr. Yang Saing Koma, CEDAC’s president/FNN’s advisor, on February 7th, 2015, from 8.30 am to 11.30 am, at FNN office. Participated in the meeting were included Dr. Yang Saing Koma, Mr. Pan Sopheap, Mr. Chhong Sophal, Ms. Kong Sokchhoin, Mr. Sean Buntha, Ms. Hang Tarany, Ms. Pheouk Phalla, and Mr. Sot Kosal Read more...


FNN Supports Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange visits to Prey Veng province
PREY VENG PROVINCE: Two farmer-to-farmer exchange visits were made for representatives of farmer cooperatives from four target districts, which included Prey Kabas, Tramkak, Samrong and Bati, of Takeo province from December 24 to 25, 2014. Both exchange visits were organized by FNN under financial support from WeEffcet (former Swedish Cooperative Centre). The focuses of the exchanges were to see successful leadership and management of self-help Read more...


DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE OF FNN’S NETWORK IN SITHOR KANDAL DISTRICT
With technical and financial support from Bread for the World (Bfdw), the Farmer and Nature Net FNN) of Sithor Kandal district on December 25, 2014, organized a Development Dialogue at community hall of Char village, Rumlech commune, where around 150 members (whom about 35% were female) attended The participants included chairpersons of provincial and district network and representatives Read more...


THE 10th GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF FARMER AND NATURE NET
Since the inception, founded by CEDAC and FNF in 2003, the Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) has gradually improved and developed itself from totally dependency to be more independent and self-reliant farmer organizations network in Cambodia. From year to year CEDAC has minimized its leadership and administration from FNN and maximized the self-governed and self-reliant to FNN. Since 2009, FNN has administered, facilitated, organized and governed by the Board of Directors, who all are farmers with technical assistances of hired secretariat staff. Read more...


REPRENTATIVES OF FNN ATTENDED A CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP ON ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMNET
Fifteen representatives of FNN’s cooperatives together with other 14 members from CFAP attended a capacity building workshop on “Organizational Management” on December 16-17, 2014, at Baitong restaurant, Phnom Penh, with financial support of Medium Term for Cooperation Program-2 (MTCP-2) through technical support of Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA). The workshop was organized by CFAP Read more...


CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP ON AGRI-BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING IN VALUE CHAIN
The Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) organized a capacity building workshop on “Agri-Business Development and Marketing in Value Chain” on December 18-19, 2014, at Baitong restaurant, Phnom Penh, with financial support of Medium Term for Cooperation Program-2 (MTCP-2) through technical support of Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) Read more...


FNN Provincial Network Meetings
KAMPONG THOM PROVINCE: As a part of capacity building and development of leadership and management, Mr. Uon Sophal, national president of FNN, organized a provincial network meeting in Kampong Thom province on January 27, 2014. There were 20 district network leaders and committee members (whom 9 are female) from four districts (13 village-based farmer associations) included Staong, Santuk, Kampong Svay and Baray attended, Read more...


Expert Consultation on Strengthening Linkages between Research and Extension to Promote Food and Nutrition Security 11-12 December 2013, Bangkok, Thailand
A total of 54 persons participated in the event They included 33 government and NGO/private sector representatives from 14 countries as follows: Afghanistan (1), Australia (1), Bangladesh (4),Cambodia (3), India (4), Indonesia (3), Malaysia (1), Myanmar (1), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (2), the Philippines (1), Sri Lanka (2),Thailand (7), and Timor-Leste (2). Twenty-one representatives from regional/international organizations (39 per cent) also participated, Read more...


Exposure Visit to Organic Rice-Mill Cooperative of Farmers and CEDAC in Tramkak district
Takeo province: On January 06, 2014, the committee members of Organic Rice-Mill Cooperative of Farmers and CEDAC of Prey Kabas district, Takeo province, led by Mr. Seu Rany, Chairperson of the Farmer and Nature Net of Prey Kabas district, paid an exposure visit to Organic Rice-Mill Cooperative of Farmers and CEDAC of Tramkak district, Takeo province, Read more...


Role of research-extension systems in promoting food and nutrition security
A panel discussion on the role of research-extension system in promoting food and nutritional security was the first interactive session during the Expert Consultation on 11 December 2013. Read more...


Asian farmers tackle land, food price, and climate change issues
Hosted by Farmer and Nature Net (FNN), in cooperation with the Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA), the “Regional Consultation on Hot Issues Confronting Asian Farmers: Land, Unstable Food Prices, Financing for Adaptation to Climate Change and 26th AFA ExeCom Meeting” was held on November 12-15, 2011 at the City River Hotel. Read more...


Cambodian farmers learn natural farming in India
The event hosted by Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) in cooperation with La Via Campesina (LVC) from November 2-6, 2011. The participants learned vast experiences from the Indian farmers regarding food sovereignty through application of a method of Zero Budget Natural Farming and also exchanged experiences with other participating countries. Read more...


FNN Joins Global Campaign on Agrarian Reform (GCAR) Asia Meeting
In response to the invitation of LA VIA CAMPESINA (LVC), from 9-11, November 2011, Mr. Mao Thath, a FNN member of Board Directors joined the Global Campaign on Agrarian Reform (GCAR) Asia Meeting as a representative of FNN. This meeting was held at Sinthana Resort Chiangmai, Chiangmai, Thailand. There were around 30 participants from other related organizations and countries, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippine, India, Timor Leste and Nepal. Read more...


FNN and AFA Joined ASEAN Food Security Conference
Delegates from the Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) and Asian Farmer’s Association for Sustainable Development (AFA) participated in an ASEAN food security conference held in Manila, Philippines last July 18-19, 2011.The conference aimed to enable the private sector to participate in efforts to address food security in the region, and focused on food production, post-harvest... Read more...


Meeting with rice farmers to review the strategic direction of the cooperatives
PHNOM PENH: On June 30, 2011, with funding support by the Canada Cooperative Association (CCA), FNN organized a meeting to review the concept and strategic directions of the cooperatives at CEDAC’s head office, Phnom Penh. In total, 31 participants, including 6 women, were in attendance representing four rice business cooperatives from four provinces including Takeo, Kampot, Kampong Speu and Kampong Chnang. Read more...


Quarterly Meeting of National Board of Rural Women Network
PHNOM PENH: From the 9th to the 10th of June, 2011, with funding support from Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA), FNN organized the quarterly meeting of National Board of Rural Women Network at FNN’s head office in Phnom Penh. In total, 11 women attended including representatives from ten provinces incluidng Kampot, Takeo, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kandal, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Kampong Speu Province. Read more...


Key Farmer Leaders Gather for FNN Provincial Network Meeting in Kandal Province
PHNOM PENH: On June 6, 2011, FNN organized its 5th Provincial Network Meeting for Kandal province at the FNN office in Phnom Penh. In total, 12 key farmers, including five women, were in attendance representing 11 villages/associations from 7 communes of 3 districts. Dr. Yang Saing Koma, CEDAC President and FNN Advisor, was the key ressource person at the meeting. Mr. Pan Sopheap, FNN Executive Director, co-facilitated the meeting with Mr. Seoung Khan. Read more...


Consultation Meeting of FNN Director with Ms. Laura Roche-Villarrel
PHNOM PENH: On May 30, 2011, Mr. Pan Sopheap, the FNN Director, had a consultation meeting with Ms. Laura Roche-Villarrel, the Economic Analysis Team Project Alba, at FNN’s headquarters office in Phnom Penh. The objective of the meeting was to understand each others’ respective organizations for future cooperation and communication. The meeting mainly discussed the historical background, processes, activities and achievements of FNN. Read more...


Key Farmer Leaders Gather for FNN Provincial Network Meeting in Prey Veng Province
PREY VENG: On May 29, 2011, in good cooperation with CEDAC projects “IFS-PV and FF-PV&SVR”, FNN organized the 4th provincial network meeting in Prey Veng province. In total, 84 key farmers, including 22 women were in attendance representing 61 villages and associations from 40 communes of 7 distrits. Mr. Thi Bunheng and Mr. So Lihen, Project Officers of IFS-PV and FF-PV&SVR and their colleagues organized the meeting. Dr. Yang Saing Koma, CEDAC’s President and FNN’s Advisor Read more...


Capacity Building Workshop for FNN Provincial Network Leaders in Svay Rieng
SVAY RIENG: From May 26th to the 27th, 2011, FNN organized two capacity building workshops in Chantrea district, Svay Rieng, with funding from CEDAC (FF-PV&SVR Project). The workshop was co-facilitated by Mr. So Saven, the FNN Provincial Network Leader, and Mr. Sean Buntha, the FNN Project Officer. In total, 117 farmers, including 55 women, participated in the workshop. Read more...


The Fifth Regional Workshop of SOSOR
TAKEO: On May 27, 2011, FNN in cooperation with CEDAC/EPF Project, organized the fifth regional workshop of Saving Community for Prosperity Networks (SOSOR) in 2011 at CEDAC office in Ang Tasom, Tramkak district, Takeo Province. In total, there were approximately 45 representatives of potential SOSOR members from 36 villages, 23 communes, 8 districts of Takeo, Kampot and Kampong Speu provinces, were in attendace. Read more...


Key Farmer Leaders Gather for FNN Provincial Network Meeting in Kampot Province
KAMPOT:  On May 22, 2011, FNN, in cooperation with CEDAC, organized the 3rd Provincial Network Meeting at Dangtung district, Kampot province. In total,  67 key farmers, including 12 women, were in attendance representing 55 villages and associations from 24 communes of 7 districts. Dr. Yang Saing Koma, CEDAC’s President and FNN’s Advisor, was the key resource person at the meeting. Mr. Uon Sophal, FNN’s President, and Mr. Pan Sopheap, FNN’s Director, co-facilitated the meeting. Read more...


Special Meeting of Provincial Network Leaders of FNN in Prey Veng
PREY VENG: On May 16, 2011, Mr. Chhay Savon, FNN provincial leader of Prey Veng Province and his colleaugues organized a special meeting in Baphnom district, Prey Veng province to reflect and update activities within the province and to clean up the remain issues.In total, 14 participants including three women, were in attendance representing three provincial leaders, nine leaders from six districts, FNN’s President and FNN’s project officer. The objectives of the meeting were to share the update... Read more...


Meeting of Key Farmer Association Leaders in Kampong Thom Province
KAMPONG THOM: On May 15, 2011, the second provincial and local networks meeting was organized by CEDAC/FNN at CEDAC’s office in Kampong Thom province. In total, 32 key leaders of FNN, of whom 11 were female, from 23 associations across 4 disticts were in attendance.  Three of the leaders, including CEDAC’s President/FNN Advisor, Dr. Yang Saing Koma, FNN President, Mr. Uon Sophal, and FNN Director, Mr. Pan Sopheap facilitated the meeting. Read more...


Meeting of Key Farmer Leaders of Kampong Cham Province
KAMPONG CHAM: In order to reinforce and stimulate the activities of provincial and local networks in Kampong Cham, FNN and CEDAC organized a joint meeting on May 14, 2011 at CEDAC’s office in Skun in Cheung Prey district. In total, 22 key farmer leaders, including 6 females, from FNN representing 15 associations across 5 districts were present, including CEDAC’s President/FNN Advisor, Dr. Yang Saing Koma, FNN President, Mr. Uon Sophal, FNN Director, Mr. Pan Sopheap, and Principal of Kor High School, Mr. Chheng Sophannarum. Read more...


FNN Radio Program “Talk-Show” Started
PHNOM PENH: From early May 2011 to March 31, 2013, FNN is cooperating with The Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) by hosting a bi-monthly radio program talk-show on “Agriculture Rice Cooperative Business Development,” broadcasted through radio Sarika FM-106.50 MHz. This program is financially supported by the Canada Cooperative Association (CCA). Read more...


THE 8TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF FARMER AND NATURE NET
Since being established in 2003, by CEDAC and FNF, the Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) has gradually improved and developed herself to be more independent and self-reliant farmer organizations network inCambodia. From year to year CEDAC has minimized her leadership and administration from FNN and maximized the self-governed and self-reliant to FNN. Obviously, since 2009, FNN has administered,facilitated, organized and led by the Board of Directors, who are all real farmers and assisted by hired secretariat staff members. Read more...


NATIONAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE ON AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE IN CAMBODIA
Preah Sihanouk, Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) held a 2 days and a half dialogue known as “NATIONAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUE ON AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE IN CAMBODIA” from 15-17 February, 2011 in Kampong Sila district, and funded by Canadian Co-operatives Association. There were 90 participants (17 women) whom includes16 cooperatives from Kampong Speu province, Kampong Chhnang, Takeo, Kampot, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Battambang and Pursat province. Read more...


Training Manual for Strengthening Co‐Operatives in Cambodia
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Kuala Lumpur Guidelines for a Human Rights Approach to Economic Policy in Agriculture

OVERVIEW
In the context of an unparalleled convergence of food, energy, climate, financial, ecological and economic crises, a group of human rights advocates of various fields of expertise from every region of the global South came together in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to develop the Kuala Lumpur Guidelines for a Human Rights Approach to Economic Policy in Agriculture. Uploaded by NOY Kimhong Read more...


BREAKING THE SILENCE: NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN UDAKAR DECLARATION
At the 2011 World Social Forum held in Dakar, we, the African peasant organisations members of la Vía Campesina, have decided to launch and communicate on behalf of our continent the campaign of our movement condemning violence against women, a campaign which was officially launched on an international scale at our fifth international conference in Maputo, in 2008.In all societies, to varying extents, women and girls are victims of economic discrimination and physical, sexual and psychological violence, in both public and private spheres. Uploaded by NOY Kimhong Read more...


FNN Provincial Network Workshops
On February 12, 2011, the Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) organized the provincial assembly on Agricultural Rice Co-operative Development at Dangtung district, Kampot province. More than 150 participants (whom 44 were female) from seven districts of the province, which include Kampong Trach, Angkor Chey, Banteay Meas, Chumkiri, Toeuk Chhou, Chhouk and Dangtung. The participants are leaders and representatives of 138 farmer associations and 4 Agricultural Rice Co-operatives of the province. Read more...


FNN Provincial Network Workshops
The Farmer and nature Net (FNN) - through financial supports from the People Action for Change (PAC) and EED - had successfully organized 11 provincial network workshops in 11 provinces in Cambodia from February 3- 8. 2011. In good cooperation with CEDAC staff and FNN local leaders, the workshops were divided into two groups every day except on February 3 that all of us joined the firstly opening workshop together. Main purposes of the workshops were to present the annual activity Read more...


Workshop on a Human Rights Approach to Economic Policy in Agriculture: Engendering the Kuala Lumpur Guidelines in Response to a Fierce New World
For DAWN, the “fierce new world” that we now live in is an international system of conflicting, fragmented, unequal and ambiguous policies that is replete with threats to gender and economic justice. Unprecedented crises of finance, food and climate change have unleashed simultaneous pressures on governments, citizens, social movements and other stakeholders to innovate on policies. Uploaded by NOY Kimhong Read more...


Permanent Board of director 1st meeting 2011
With the support from AFDI, Farmer and Nature Net held its Board of Director (BOD) meeting on 23rd January, 2011 at Phnom Penh office. Participants were Mr. Uon Sophal (FNN president), Mr. Chea Sopheak (vice-president), Mr. Nep Ang (Organic rice federation president), Mr. Pan Sopheap (FNN executive director), Mr. Sean Buntha and Mrs. Kong Sokchhoin (program coordinator). Read more...


District Net Commission Election Workshop
In January 2011 Farmer and nature Net organized three workshops on District Net Commission Election. EED supports these three workshops. 1st workshop was on 13th in Storng district Kampong Thom province, 2nd was on 14th in santok district Kampong Thom province and 3rd was on 17th in Chantrea district Svayrieng province.The total number of participant were 65 (32 women) whom included Farmer Association leader representatives, and SOSOR key persons. Mr. Sean buntha Read more...


Inter-provinces workshop on Progress and Result conclusion of SOSOR
At CEDAC Angtasom office in Tramkok district Takeo Province, at least 28 participants (5 women) attended an Inter-provinces workshop on Progress and Result conclusion of SOSOR in Kampong Speu province, Kampong Cham, Kampot, and Takeo province held on 14th January, 2011. Read more...


Tropang Thnong Community Annual Congress
13th January, 2011
Mr. Pan Sopheap, FNN executive director, supported and controlled annual congress activities on Saving and Credit of Agricultural Development Community in tropang thnong village, Khvav commune, Samrong district, Takeo province on 13th January, 2011.Dr. Yang Sangkoma, CEDAC president, and Mr. That Sok, SOSOR coordinator were also be there.Agricultural Development Community in tropang thnong village Read more...


Invitation Letter for workshop in Philippines from 26-27 January 2011
In recent years, human rights have gained widespread interest as a policy approach to economic issues among NGOs, academics, parliamentarians, governments and UN human rights bodies. One of the practical tools recently developed by a group of civil society organizations led by the ESCR-Net and the Center of Concern was the Kuala Lumpur Guidelines. Uploaded by NOY Kimhong Read more...


Structure Preparation and Principle Draft of Agricultural Development Cooperative Federation meeting
On the morning of 29th December, 2010, coordinator of rice miling community held first meeting of Agricultural Development Cooperative Federation. There were eight representatives from the eight communities (Svay Chorcheob, Phnom Domrey Rormeal, Boengtranh KheangTboung, Thlok Vien, Chres, Dorng Tong, and Kampong Trach). Read more...


FNN Joined Meeting on NGO Law
FNN president, Mr. Uon Sophal, and FNN Executive Director, Mr. Pan Sopheap, joined a meeting on NGL law with civil society groups on December 29, 2010, at Building Community Voice (BCV) office in Phnom Penh. The meeting was co-organized by BCV and PAC at the BCV office #77 street 399, where about 30 representatives from various community based-organizations Read more...


FNN Joined the 7th National Workshop of PROLINOVA
FNN president, Mr. Uon Sophal, Executive Director, Mr. Pan Sopheap, and an experimented-farmer of FNN, Mr. Binh Chhin, joined the workshop from December 22 to 24, 2010. The workshop was organized by Prolinova Cambodia in collaboration with provincial department of Agriculture of Battambang at the provincial hall of department of agriculture. There were 76 participants (whom 12 were female) Read more...


FNN Board of Directors Trainings
With financial support from the Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA), the FNN organized the BOD training from December 14 to 15, at its office. The training was organized and facilitated by FNN president, Mr. Uon Sophal, and secretariat staff. Dr. Yang Saing Koma, CEDAC president/FNN advisor, was the trainer on cooperative, leadership and management. The training was actively discussed and participated. After the training, participants learned and gained more knowledge both theoretically and practically on the co-op and leadership as of follows: Read more...


The 5th FNN Board of Directors Meeting
With financial support from the Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA), the FNN organized the BOD meeting from December 13 to 14, at its office. The meeting was organized and facilitated by FNN president, Mr. Uon Sophal, and secretariat staff. Dr. Yang Saing Koma, CEDAC president/FNN advisor, was there. BOD meeting was held on December 13, facilitated by Mr. Uon Sophal. 15 members of FNN BOD (included 5 women) attended. The meeting achieved following objectives and outputs: Read more...


Final workshops to structure FNN district networks in Preah Sdech and Baphnom districts, Prey Veng province
FNN, through financial support from EED and in good cooperation with CEDAC, organized two final workshops in Prey Veng province to officially structure FNN district networks. The workshops, co-facilitated by FNN president and Executive Director, were held on November 19 and 20, 2010, at CEDAC office in Kampong Trabek district, and Khlaing pagoda of Baphnom district. There were 57 representatives (whom 11 were female) from Preah Sdech and Baphnom districts participated. The workshops achieved following objectives and outputs: Read more...


Second Meeting of District Network Leaders in Takeo province
Second meeting of FNN district network leaders was organized on November 18, 2010, at Rokar Krao commune office, Donkeo city, Takeo province, which was financially supported by EED. There were 12 FNN district network leaders from 6 districts of Takeo province participated in the meeting and facilitated by FNN national president, Mr. Uon Sophal, and Executive Director, Mr. Pan Sopheap. The meeting achieved following objectives and outputs: Read more...


Workshop on strategic plan development for reinforcement and expansion of saving for community prosperity, 13-14, 16-17 &21-22 December, 2010
In order to reinforce and expand the activities in supporting local networks of village-based saving groups (known as SoSor), CEDAC and FNN organized two workshops as follows: The first workshop was held on December 13-14, 2010, at CEDAC provincial office in Pursath. In total there were 33 participants (whom ….. were female) participated in the Read more...


Meeting to establish the National Confederation of Rice Business Cooperatives
November 12, 2010
FNN, in cooperation with CEDAC and with funding support from CCA, organized a meeting to establish the national confederation of rice business cooperatives on Friday, November 12, 2010. The meeting was held at the CEDAC head office in Phnom Penh. In total, 37 representatives from eight core cooperatives in four provinces participated, including Kampong Speu, Takeo, Kampot and Kampong Chhnang. Read more...


Workshop on strategic plan development for reinforcement and expansion of saving for community prosperity, 3-4 November, 2010
In order to reinforce and expand the activities in support local network of village-based saving groups (local SoSor), CEDAC and FNN organized two day workshop from 3 to 4 November 2010. The workshop was held at CEDAC office in Angtasom, Takeo province. 26 representatives and 14 assistants of the local networks participated in the workshop and 5 staff members of CEDAC and FNN participated in the workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Yang Saing Koma, (CEDAC president and FNN advisor, Mr. Pan Sopheap (FNN Director) and Mr. Tath Sok (SoSor program coordinator) Read more...


Canadian Co-operative Association and Farmer and Nature Net Meeting
At its own office, Phnom Penh, on 28 October 2010, there was a meeting between representative of Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) aim to discuss the 2nd phase of their cooperation on pilot project of Agricultural Cooperatives of Rice (ACR). Read more...


AFDI and Farmer and Nature Net Meeting
At its own office, on 28 October 2010, Farmer and Nature Net hold a meeting with AFDI to conclude the consequences of a one and a half month of AFDI in Cambodia. There were 19 participants whom include 11 women from target provinces. Representative of French farmer and all staffs of FNN also were there. Mr Uon Sophal, FNN president was the facilitator during the meeting. Read more...


Networking meeting of FNN district committee networks of Takeo province
On October 13, 2010, FNN organized a district networks’ meeting at provincial level at Rokar Krao commune office, Donkeo city, Takeo province, where 25 participants included acilitator, organizer and resource person (whom 7 were female) attended. Among them were included CEDAC president, FNN president, FNN director, CEDAC staff, chairmen, vice chairmen and treasurers of 9 district networks of FNN in Takeo province. Read more...


"Building and strengthening capacity workshop of FNN self-reliant pig producers’ groups”
In good cooperation with (CBSP) of CEDAC, on September 21, 2010, FNN organized a first self-financing workshop for Kampong Cham’s Pig Producers Groups at CEDAC’s chicken slaughter house in Cheung Prey district. Unlike previous workshops, the organizer team sent out invitation letters to all members with clear instruction and information that the workshop will not pay them. It means that the workshop is a self-commitment, self-motivation and self-finance. Read more...


Svay Chorcheob Development Community holds its first General Assembly
Kampong Speu, Borseth--With the support from Cambodian Center for study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), Farmer Livelihood Development organization (FLD) and Farmer and Nature Net on 25 September 2010 Svay Chorchib Development Community holds its first General Assembly aim to set up the Board of Director and controlling committee. This was the day that the provincial department of agriculture accepts and registers the Svay Chorcheob Development Community officially. Read more...


Organic Rice Union Meeting
Phnom Penh, CEDAC office: On 14 September 2010 at Cambodian Center for studies and agricultural Development (CEDAC), there was a mind meeting held by the Organic Rice Union (ORU), whom 8 Organic Rice Union, Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) staffs, CEDAC staff and other expert. Read more...


FNN 4th Board of Director meeting
Phnom Penh, FNN office: In Farmer Net and Nature office on 5-6 August 2010 held the fourth Board of Director (BOD) meeting. The members of FNN, provincial representatives from 11 provinces (FNN target provinces) are invited to the meeting. Mr. Uon Sophal, director, was the facilitator for the meeting. The meeting aimed to discuss the net activity, promote the awareness of the advantages of organizing the district net and strengthen ability to the members of Board of Director. Read more...


Workshop on Leadership and Financial Management for Farmer Organization Networks
A national workshop on leadership and financial management for FNN saving networks and young farmer leaders held on July 30‐31, 2010, at Sotheavy hotel, Takeo province. The workshop was co‐organized by CEDAC and FNN and co‐sponsored by FNF and EED (both sponsores are German foundations). Farmer and young farmer representatives, SOSOR’s network leaders from 6 provinces, representatives from FNN, CEDAC and two software experts were present in the workshop. Read more...


FNN and CCA meeting
On 29 August 2010 Related-staffs of the project consists of Mr. Pan Sopheap, Mr. Chhong Sophal. Ms. Kong Sokchhoin and Miss. Hang Tarany discussed with Joge Pena recently arriving Cambodia, to better understand about activities of the process, management structure from local to national level, especially the process of the project. Read more...


Spreading Activities and District Net's Leader Election
Having supported by EED Germany, in the late July and in the early August 2010 president, staff, director, and provincial BOD of FNN have held the activities regarding the spreading activities and organized district net leader election in 8 target provinces and 19 target districts.In each activity chief, vice-chief, member, association, cluster, SOSOR, chief village, chief commune, commune council, district governor, district council, and CEDAC's assistant Read more...


AFA holds 4th General Assembly
After a two-day strategic planning workshop held in Ping Tung, Taiwan, AFA farmer leaders and staff crafted the broad framework for their Strategic Plan for 2011-2015. Highlights of the workshop included an analysis of AFA’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), a review of its progress vis-a-vis its strategic objectives over the last five years (2006-2010), as well as its mission, vision, goals, and 8-point peasant agenda (now 9-point peasant agenda). Read more...


FNN Representatives Attend Investment Forum for Food Security in Asia and Pacific
July 04-10, 2010,
From July 7-9, 2010, FNN President Mr. Uon Sophal, FNN Managing Director Mr. Pan Sopheap, and Mr. Lim Sokun Darun, CEDAC staff member, attended the Investment Forum for Food Security in Asia and Pacific, which was held at the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of policymakers, development experts, and public and private sector representatives participated in this forum. Read more...


FNN, Board of Director meeting, Phnom Penh
FNN held a Board of Director (BOD) meeting in its office, PP from 12-13 July, 2010 which Mr. Uon Sophal is the facilitator in the meeting. Dr. Yang Siankomar and Mr. Pan Sopheap were there. BOD members from 11 provinces were invited. The meeting aims to share mutual information, reflect work activities from each province which have implemented so far and activity plan, budget plan for setting the district net and enact the internal work of some net. Read more...


Medium Term Cooperation Program (MTCP): ASEAN + China
The meeting was co-organized by IFAD and FAO at Linden Suite Hotel on 10 July 2010. Around 200 people joined the meeting whom included Mr. Thomas Price, FAO represenatative, Mr. Sana Jatta, country maneger of IFAD. Besides that were representative from AFA, IFAP, FNN, VNFU, CFAP, API, PAKISAMA, KPF, FFF, WAMPI, representatives from FAO, and representatives from Ministry of Agriculture of China and Laos. The representatives from Myanmar and LVC were absent. Read more...


Food Security Investment Forum in Asia-Pacific
The forum is co-organized by ADB, IFAD and FAO and co-supported by USAID from 7-9 July, 2010 in ADB head office in Manila. Government representatives, donors, civil society, farmer organization and hundreds of private sectors were invited in the historical forum. The main goal is to explore new approaches to tackle the region's food security challenges.The forum put most attention and concern upon food security since the world population growth is very fast –that might be up to 9 billion by 2050. Read more...


Asian Farmers Association for sustainable development (AFA) meeting
This meeting held on 04 July, 2010 at AFA headquarters, Manila. There were 13 participants whom included secretary general, staffs of AFA, farmer representatives from Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Laos, Korea, and Farmer and Nature Net. Read more...


Asia-Pacific Civil Society Organizations meeting before Food Security Investment Forum
The meeting was held by (AsiaDHRRA) on 05-06 July, 2010 at Crown Hotel in Manila. There were 100 participants from NGOs, fisherman association, farmers association, indigenous association, and investment representatives (ADB, IFAD, and FAO).The meeting aimed to find the key strategy to enable investor representatives to be more interested in and more paid attention to small scale farmers, who are producers and ensure food security. Read more...


A short meeting between FNN and AVSF representatives
Mr. Uon Sophal, president, Mr. Pan Sopheap, managing director, and Mrs. Klo Til De, AVSF representative had a short meeting at FNN office, Phnom Penh. The meeting aims to integrate partner-organizations group (160 Based-organizations) to be FNN member. Read more...


The meeting between FNN and CFAP representative
Farmer and Nature Net delegates Mr. Uon Sophal, director, Mr. Neob Ong, Ms. Som Kanha, members, Mr. Pan Sopheap, managing director, and Mr. Sean Buntha, staff had a meeting with Mr. Sok Sotha, head of CFAP, Mr. Yin Kimly, head of association, Mr. Preab Sam Ol, head of association (the 2 associations are under the control of CFAP) in FNN office, Phnom Penh about the cooperation between the 2-partner (FNN and CFAP) as the members of Medium Term Cooperation Program (MTCP): ASEAN + China. Read more...


FNN provincial network meeting to strengthen the district structure
June 29, 2010, FNN and CEDAC, under the support of the Civil Society and Pro-Poor Market (CSPPM) project, organized a district network meeting at Dantung district, Kampot province. There were 30 farmer representatives (9 women) and 6 FNN field assistants from 7 districts who participated in this meeting. Dr. Yang Saing Koma, president of CEDAC, and Mr. Ourn Sophal, the president of FNN, facilitated the meeting. The meeting agenda focused on a review of the activities of farmer organizations in all 7 districts and how to strengthen the district structure. The meeting discussed also the activities to promote the System of Rice Intensification in the wet season 2010, including experimentation with raised beds and zero-tillage techniques.
The current structure of the FNN in Kampot province consists of 132 village-based farmer associations and 8800 individual farmer members. The associations are able to mobilize around 1600 million riel of saving capital for lending to their members. Read more...


Summery Report ¨ Vision and Goal for Leadership of Farmers Associations ¨
On April 29, 2010, the Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) of Kampot province organized a workshop in Dangtung district on “Vision and Goal for Leadership of Farmer Associations”. There were 42 participants attended the workshop, whom included Mr. Uon Sophal, national president of FNN, Read more...


AFA holds 4th General Assembly
April 25, 2010
The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), has been holding its Fourth General Assembly, with the theme “Sustaining our Gains, Nourishing our Work” from April 20-23 at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) in Taiwan. There were around 30 participants from 8 countries in Asia as members and observers of AFA (Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea, Philippine, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan). 3 FNN participants took part in the great event, whom included FNN president, Mr. Uon Sophal, Mrs. Khuon Sey, Treasurer, and Executive Director, Pan Sopheap. The event has been hosted by the Taiwan Wax Apple Development Association (TWADA) in cooperation with NPUST.
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La Via Campesina press conference
April 21, 2010
(Cochabamba, April 21 2010) The international peasant movement La Via Campesina held a press conference on April 21 at the Peoples’ World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth. The Peoples’ Conference is being held from April 19 thru 22, and was organized by the Bolivian government in order to build an agenda to combat climate change. Read more...


Orientation Workshop on Preparation to Restructure FNN
February 23-26, 2010
With organizing assistances and funding support from CEDAC, the Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) and rural young agro-entrepreneurs (YAE) successfully conducted four introductory workshops on the preparation to restructure FNN in 2010 from February 23–26, 2010. The four workshops were done in Bati and Samrong districts (Takeo province) and in Kong Pisey and Boseth districts (Kampong Speu province), where 91 participants (whom 18 were females) attended. Among them were included farmer leaders of associations/clusters, young farmer community leaders, CEDAC staff and FNN representatives. Mr. Pan Sopheap, FNN Director, and Mr. Uon Sophal, FNN president, were co-facilitators and resource persons of the workshops. Main objective of the workshops aimed to introduce a long term strategic plan of FNN in preparation to establish its district networks. Read more...


FNN Representative Participate in Forum on Promoting Gender Equality in Livelihood
February 24, 2010
FNN representative, Ms. Khuon Sey, accompanied by Mr. Meas Somica, CEDAC staff, participated in women forum on promoting gender equality in livelihood in Bangkok, Thailand, which organized by Oxfam GB. There were 31 participants (included 21 women) from seven different countries attended the forum. The spirit of the forum is to promote culture of discussion and learning from each other, and start building contacts and networks to promote women's economic empowerment and leadership together, we are not able to this big job alone. Read more...


Women's Leadership Day and Farmer's Forum
February 17, 2010
Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) is one of the members of Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) was invited to join in the Women 's Leadership Day, and Farmers' Forum in Rome, Italy, from February 11-20, 2010, which supported by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Total of participants is around 70 people from around the globe.
All participants, each session, were divided into thematic groups by continent such as Asian, South Africa, and Central Africa etc. to share about the issues confronted by women farmers in agriculture and to find out special programs, concrete activities and recommendations. Read more...


La Via Campesina welcomes UN preliminary recognition of peasant's rights
February 12, 2010
The international peasant's movement La Via Campesina welcomes the preliminary UN recognition of the role and rights of peasants and small farmers in the world. The Fourth Session of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council, who met in Geneva on 25-29 January 2010, adopted the report of the Advisory Committee titled “Discrimination in the Context of Right to Food” (A/HRC/AC/4/2). This report describes the marginalisation of peasants, rural women and traditional fishing, hunting, and herding communities. It also explains the work of La Via Campesina in establishing the rights of peasants and fully adopts La Via Campesina’s Declaration of Rights of Peasants, including it in the report's annexes. Read more...


7th General Assembly of the Farmer and Nature Net
December 22, 2009
With funding support from Agriterra and the Friedrich-Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF), the Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) organized its 7th General Assembly at Trapeung Chuk village, Po Angkrang commune, Borset district in Kampong Speu Province. There were 136 people who attended this assembly, including key farmers from 11 provinces throughout Cambodia; the Chief of the Department of Agriculture Extension of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF); Provincial Department of Agriculture officers; the District Governor; commune councilors; journalists; and FNN and CEDAC staff members. The objectives of this assembly were to present and reflect on the progress and activities of FNN and to reveal the three-year strategic plan (2010-2012) of FNN. Read more...


Workshop on Gender Dimensions in Food Security and Climate Change
October 02, 2009
The Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) organized a workshop on Gender Dimensions in Food Security and Climate Change with technical support from the Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and a small grant from Ifad. Thirty-eight people, including 16 women, attended the workshop at the Royal Palace Hotel, Phnom Penh. Participants included members of the Security Department of the Rural Development Council of Cambodia; representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF); the Ministry of Environment; Oxfarm GB; CARITAS; researchers; representatives from AFA; and the community representatives of FNN from 11 provinces in Cambodia. Read more...


Sharing SRI Experiences Workshop
October 03, 2009
CEDAC organized a workshop to discuss the experiences and benefits of SRI practices at the Chormpul Farmer Resource Center in the Popel commune, Tramkak district of Takeo Province. There were 41 participants from 12 districts in Takeo, Kampong Speu, Kampot and Kampong Chhnang Provinces who attended the workshop facilitated by Dr. Yang Saing Koma, CEDAC president, and Professor Norman Upoff, the guest speaker from Cornell University. Read more...


Training the Trainers: Workshop for the Lead Farmers of Saving for Self Reliance Groups
The Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) with technical assistance from CEDAC and with the financial support from Agriterra, organized a workshop for the Lead Farmers of the Saving for Self Reliance Gruops project. The workshop was held at the CEDAC Institute for Local Development (CILD) in Phnom Penh. The workshop aimed to strengthen the ability of farmers pertaininig to saving for self reliance group and the strategy to save effeciently, effectively and continuously.


National Organic Rice Producer Meeting
With funding support from Agriterra and technical support from CEDAC, the Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) held meetings with the representatives of the National Organic Rice Producers Federation at the office of the CEDAC Institute for Local Development (CILD) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The objectives of the meeting were to reflect on the current activities of the National Organic Rice Producer groups, to strengthen the cooperation among the various communities, and to prepare strategic plans fro the upcoming harvest season. Read more...


FNN Organizes a Local Governance Workshop to Promote Better Communication and Cooperation
September 08-09, 2009: Farmer and Nature Net (FNN), with funding support from the Friedrich-Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF) and World Bank, organized a local governance workshop on decentralizing communication between local communities and commune councils with the District Council of Dong Tung district, Kampot Province. Read more...


CEDAC Welcomes Lower Rates from Microfinance Lenders
The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) and the Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) are pleased to support the recent rate slashing by Microfinance Lenders in Cambodia. According to a recently published news article in the local newspaper, the Microfinance Institutions (MFI’s) have decided to reduce interest rates by up to 0.5 percent per month. Read more...


Farmer and Natural Net Meeting
From 15-16 July 2009, Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) has organized a two-day meeting at CEDAC office with 24 national FNN management committee members, including 9 women. The participants come from 11 provinces throughout Cambodia. The main purpose of the meeting was to develop the five-year strategic plan of FNN (2009-2013).Mr. Oun Sophal who is the president of FNN as well as Mr. Tath Sok, CEDAC staff member acted as the co-facilitators of the meeting. Read more...


Study tour of Indigenous farmers to Kampot province
From May 20-22, 2009, a group of approximately 20 Indigenous Farmers (Phnong) from Agriculture Livelihood Project (ALP) in Mondulkiri province conducted a study tour to Kamp ot province since they had already learned some ideas relating to the formulation of Village-based Farmer Associations (VFAs ) trained by the project staff of CEDAC in Mondulkiri province. This study tour was facilitated by Mr. Cheav Sopheak, a project officer of ALP.
The farmers visited and discussed current issues with experienced leaders of existing VFAs in Kampot province. They clearly understood the advantages of VFAs as well as the processes and methodologies required to form Village-based Farmer Associations.
It is important to note, that they also visited and held discussions with Mr. Oun Sophal, the president of Farmer and Nature Net (FNN). It was a good time for them to learn from authentic VFA key persons, whilst the role of VFAs was elaborated and actively discussed. The technical practices and applications of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) were also presented by the host farmers. CEDAC believes that there will be additional indigenous farmers applying SRI methodologies in the forthcoming rainy season.
As a result, the indigenous farmers would like to establish this kind of VFA model in the villages of Sok San commune, Koh Ngiek district, Mondulkiri province. Hopefully, Village-based Indigenous Farmer Associations will be formed after this a successful study tour.

From April 27-30, 2009, Farmer and Nature Net (FNN) hosted a visit for La Via Compesina (LVC) in Phnom Penh. Three women delegates form South Korea and Indonesia participated in this visit. The purpose of the visit was to:

As a result, the delegation shared experiences and developed a better understanding between LVC and FNN, particularly on global farmer's trends. The visit has also come up with a final decision on the regional meeting and press conference organization in July, 2009 in Kampong Speu province and the field visit in Takeo province.


Address and other reports

FNN Head Office Address:
#56 AU, St. 230, Boeng Salang, Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Tel: 855-12 803 972
Fax: 855-23 885 146
Email: pansopheap1@gmail.com
sokchhoin@gmail.com
Website: www.fnn.org.kh


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