WHO WE ARE

THE ASSOCIATION

VIVRE DE SA TERRE

Vivre de sa Terre designs tailor-made services which make sense in the Cambodian rural context. Our mission is to empower farmers so they can increase their incomes and improve their living conditions. Doing so, our organisation focus on three man topics: research and farming innovation, agricultural training and local entrepreneurship.

The applied research gathers required operational data to implement young Cambodians training, strengthening local inhabitants is key to entrepreneurship development. In return, entrepreneurs’ activity sustains agricultural innovation and enriches pedagogical contents.

Our Values

To give a chance to young Cambodians to believe in a real future as farmers, Vivre de sa Terre defends two basic rights

Living decently on one’s land

In Cambodia, lack of knowledge compel farmers to follow technics of big companies of agro-industry. Rural families use farming technics that contribute to soil degradation and increase their debts for buying seeds, agricultural input and pesticides. We commit to broadcast knowledge so farmers, with their production, can emancipate themselves from economical dependancies and emerge from poverty.

Health nutrition

Contamination of the food by pesticides is the cause of many diseases and poisoning of khmer people. However, lack of alternative don’t allow to khmer farmers to grow plant without using a lot of crop protection products. So market evolve to a healthier production, Vivre de sa Terre offer to low down dangerous pesticides for the sake of farmers and consumers health.

Our approach relies on three pillars of sustainable development:

Fair society

Sustainable ecology

Viable Economy

Our work

Vivre de sa Terre technical support services are organized around three main topics:

Research and farming innovation

The KAET project of Vivre de sa Terre aims to boost farming innovations of production systems by multiplying experimental and local research activities.

KAET Studies manages study groups and organizes knowledge sharing workshops between students, teachers, technicians and farmers.

KAET Fields is setting up experimental plots to carry out tests and assessment of innovative agricultural practices.

KAET Database identifies and characterizes local plant diversity to create a design tool for innovative cropping systems.

Farm training and capacity building

The KOMNAET project of Vivre de sa Terre aims to capacity building of students, technicians and farmers through a dissemination advanced training modules in agroecology.

KOMNAET Coop seeks to bring together a  teacher scommunity to work on the creation and dissemination of training materials, dedicated to young farmers or students and appropriate to the ecosystems of Mekong region.

KOMNAET Apps works on the design of an agricultural training application, broadcasting audiovisual content entirely conceived in Khmer.

LocaL entrepreneurship AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Using the training materials, BonKAEN project aims to create a farming entrepreneurship network whose business model based on agroecology principles and capacity building of stakeholders.

BonKAEN Services provides technical support and project management assistance to meet initiatives needs of farmers or organizations wishing to develop their activities through agroecology.

BonKAEN Startups, which is scheduled to be launched in 2020, aims to support more than one hundred TEUK SAAT entrepreneurs in more than 90 municipalities through dedicated agribusiness plans.

Our team

Guillaume

Guillaume

General manager and founder

Ruem

Ruem

Farmer, Vegetable technician

Somveign

Somveign

Farmer, poultry technician

Kimhan

Kimhan

Agronomist

Vanak

Vanak

Agronomist learner

Sophea

Sophea

Farmer, farming technician

Chloé

Chloé

Agronomist

Somnang

Somnang

Assistant project manager

Madeleine

Madeleine

Communication and production manager

Médéric

Médéric

Audiovisual manager

ALBAN

ALBAN

Fair trade project manager

KHAI

KHAI

Project manager

Reasey

Reasey

Illustrator

OUR PARTNERS

Our partners help us with money, technic or people so we can achieve our ecological and social actions.

VIVRE DE SA TERRE

Vivre de sa Terre is a French association of agricultural services that actively supports Cambodian farmers and takes part in sustainable rural development in Northwestern Cambodia. We need you !