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Great success for ´Siem Reap Meanchey Union of Agricultural Cooperative´ (SMUAC) in Cambodia

30.000 small scale farmers will get organic certification in ADDA´s organic project i Tanzania

Vietnam´s success with organic agricultural development can be traced back to ADDA´s first organic project


New organic project initiated in Myanmar

In the middle of the summer of 2020, ADDA initiated its first project in Myanmar. The overall goal is to improve the livelihood of small farmers in the Pa-O Self-Managed Zone in the Southern Shan State The pilot project focuses on knowledge transfer and capacity building in organic farming. Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia and is predominantly dependent on agriculture with a low level of productivity. But there is potential to develop a niche market for growing organic products on Myanmar’s fertile soil and help increase the amount and value of locally produced crops and improve the standard of living of small farmers.

Read more about the project here

  


Two important milestones reached in Tanzania

In the middle of the year, we reached important milestones in the efforts to develop the value chain for organically grown sunflower by small-scale farmers in Tanzania. With the help of ADDA/AMDT´, organically grown sunflower has arrived on the market and we expect that both US- and EU organic certificates are in place by December, so that sunflower oil and sunflower residual can be exported.

The two previous years widespread drought have hampered the farmers’ cultivation of the crop, but this year 700 certified farmers have harvested approx. 500 tonnes – however somewhat less than the initial forecasts showed. It also seems that the market mechanism with pricing based on supply and demand works, because prices have risen from approx. TZS 700/kg until now approx. TZS 900/kg (DKK 2.45/kg). Even more positive is that many of the certified farmers can afford to store parts of the harvest in anticipation of better prices in November/December.

Read more here


On a study trip in the rice field

In the village of Hop I in the Phong Tho district in Lau Chau, the people received in October a distinguished visit from a delegation with several decision-making authority representatives, among others from the district agricultural authorities. They came to see how people in the village through the project work with SRI rice cultivation (System Rice Intensification). It is a new method to increase the yield by using less water, using younger seedlings, as well as improving weeding etc. At the same time, it is also more sustainable because significantly smaller amounts of pesticides are used. Village representatives told they expected to harvest as much as 8.5 tons with the new cultivation methods compared to 1.5 tons with the old method. The visit was instructive for the authorities and the expressed interests to spread the method and also to assist other villages in incorporating the new method. Read more here about VOF-project


New EAC project initiated in Cambodia

The project will further develop two established provincial umbrella organizations – one for 15 agricultural cooperatives (ACs) in Siem Reap province, as well as one for 9 ACs in Oddar Meanchey province. There is a focus on the cooperative’s ability meeting the needs of the poor farmers for assistance. The photo shows the participants at the introductory workshop in June at the start of the project.

See more about the EAC-project here

Give a contribution to wells, rice banks, small bridges, water channels and small roads in Cambodia and Vietnam!

Your contribution goes to small development projects in the villages in ADDA´s project areas. 

There is still a great need to do collections for the families in the villages in Cambodia and Vietnam, therefore ADDA continue years of success and do collection of smaller private donations to smaller development projects. Give a present to people, who really have needs!

Read about the ADDA 2020 Collection and how to deposit your contribution here.


ADDA´s folder

See the informative and nice folder here.

The folder is available at the secretariat or visit ADDA at: Carit Etlars Vej 6, 1814 Frederiksberg. DK. 

Development of local communities – part of VOF project

The ongoing VOF Project in Vietnam includes a special activity called “Small-scale community development projects”. These are smaller development projects that people in the villages carry out together in order to improve ability to make better decision on initiatives to improve conditions in the village. See more about the VOF project here.

Better sun flower seed for small farmers in Tanzania

A small group of farmers have become certified seed growers from TOSCI (Tanzania Official Seed Certification Institute) and have produced Quality Declared Sunflower Seed. This year’s harvest of seed is stored right now under reassuring conditions, so it can be used for sowing in November / January by ordinary farmers. The use of certified seed raises the yield very much. Read more here about the ADDA Tanzania project

News & Views Magazine

Number 40 is out now. Read it here
and you find earlier editions here.


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