Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain Program

New Chilli Growing-Techniques Pay for Children’s Education
New Chilli Growing-Techniques Pay for Children’s Education

Kien Svay, Cambodia: Madame​ Vann Sokhorn, a chilli farmer, used to plant chilli just by broadcasting the seeds from previous harvests, but a lot of the seedlings would die. One day she noticed her neighbour doing things differently: ‘Mr Pich was using a different variety that carried much more fruit. But he also used plastic mulch which stopped the weeds and kept the soil moist, so the chillis only needed water every ten days or so’, she said.

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New Chilli Growing-Techniques Pay for Children’s Education

Kien Svay, Cambodia: Madame​ Vann Sokhorn, a chilli farmer, used to plant chilli just by broadcasting the seeds from previous harvests, but a lot of the seedlings would die. One day she noticed her neighbour doing things differently: ‘Mr Pich was using a different variety that carried much more fruit. But he also used plastic mulch which stopped the weeds and kept the soil moist, so the chillis only needed water every ten days or so’, she said.

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