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Working the Land Instead of for “The Man”

April 13, 2022

Mr. Touch’s life changed for the better – way better – when he asked himself a direct question: “What would happen if, instead of working 8-10 hours a day for someone else, I put in that same amount of time working for myself on my land, and could be with my family instead of so […]

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Innovative Equipment Design Benefits Growers

August 23, 2021

Steam-sterilizing the straw used as a growth medium for mushrooms is an essential part of the production process for the families in this program. A family’s steamer is a significant investment in equipment, water, fuel and labor, so finding a way to cut costs and time is a godsend. A more efficient steamer design is […]

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Building Resilience

November 17, 2020

A young couple lives on a small farm with their daughter and two sons. They grow rice on a half acre of land and make ends meet by working as day laborers. That is, they did until recently. This year a drought caused their rice crop to fail. The couple had taken a loan to […]

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Reliable Access to Markets Is Key

November 13, 2020

Thoeun, a model farmer since 2017, was chosen to be a Community Agriculture Business Advisor for her producer group, “Safe Vegetable.” She was selected based on her high commitment, hard work on the farm, and her capacity to learn about markets. In her role, Thoeun provides training and coaching on agriculture techniques to the group’s […]

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Back to the Farm, This Time for Good

April 29, 2020

When Rom heard that a non-profit was working to assist farmers near her village, she made a life-changing decision and went back home to her little girl. A widowed rice farmer, she’d been forced to leave her daughter with her mother and head for the city to try to earn enough for them to survive. […]

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