Activity Report

Feb 16, 2018

Many farmers and children are waiting for the supports

Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support farmers who live in the post landmine field in Battambang Province, northwest of the Kingdom of Cambodia for improvement of their life and for them to become independent.
Although some improvement on their life is recognized since GEJ had started to support them by building primary schools, improving roads, constructing agricultural ponds and providing the agricultural trainings etc., there are many things need to be done still.

GEJ is under study and preparation of the budget proposal with concrete activity plan for the next term of year which start this April together with local staff and counter partners there to be submitted and to be verified by board of directors in March.
As GEJ cover 21 villages, 4,400 household with population of 19,900 in the area, it is very difficult to cope with the all of requests on support from farmers due to very limited fund. Therefore, the deep study and survey on the requests for utilizing the limited fund effectively at most is under way.

Following is some of the requests of support apart from the agriculture trainings GEJ received and under consideration.

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Feb 13, 2018

Road repair training were carried out Road maintenance

With the activities report dated January 25, the road maintenance works by farmers of three villages at Battambang Province, northwest of the Kingdom of Cambodia had been reported.
Those villagers had implemented the repair works a couple of times under supervision of Good Earth Japan (GEJ) before and they could perform it by themselves.

This time, in early February, farmers of other three villages of Chirok, Bosampor and Boursankrea where the Laterite pavement road were built in 2017 by the support of GEJ have received the training of how to repair the damages on roads.
A staff of GEJ explained the importance of the damages repaired in early stage and procedure of repair work in details first, and the actual repair works through steps were carried out using the tools of repair at damages on the other roads.

GEJ support farmers not only by constructing the roads but instruct them how to repair the small damages by themselves.

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Jan 25, 2018

Let’s repair it on our own!    Road maintenance work

The long rainy season was over and the strong shiny days is continuing these days.
Here, at villages of Rasmesonha, Kokchou and Andok Dammuoy at northwest of the Kingdom of Cambodia where post minefield and Good Earth Japan extend the support to farmers living there, villagers have worked to repair the road by themselves.

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Jan 15, 2018

Harvested the Adlay       Experimental cultivation

Third attempt of the Adlay cultivation with various improvements have finished and have been waiting the verification of the result.
The good selection of seeds, better fertilizing and watering had applied by Mr. Phean in Slappan village in Battambang Province, the Kingdom of Cambodia who had been asked for the experimental cultivation of Adlay at his field since year before last year. It has resulted the stronger and healthy stems and leaves of Adlay and they were harvested in December, last year.
Beside of Mr. Phean’s trial, at the field of Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) in Battambang who participated this experimental cultivation this time, the Adlay also had been growing. The Adlay have been harvested in January, this year, and it has showed the better yield than one of Mr. Phean.

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Jan 9, 2018

Now easy to access to the farm lands and pond

The road construction works at villages of Bosampor and Otakon in Battambang Province, northwest of the Kingdom of Cambodia where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) extend its support to farmers who live on the post mine field have completed in December last year.
These works were supposed to be finished by October last year but due to problem on supply of machinery and the heavy rains, they have been delayed.

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Dec 18, 2017

Accelerating the improvement        Mushroom Spawn production

With the article of “Improving the quality of Mushroom Spawn is in progress” dated November 19, the activity of Mushroom Spawn production had been reported. It is related to the Mushroom cultivation training which have been organized and conducted in conjunction of Good Earth Japan (GEJ) and Provincial Department of Battambang Province (PDA) for farmers who live on post minefield at Battambang Province, northwest of the Kingdom of Cambodia for them to become independent. The additional information has been reached as below.

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Dec 11, 2017

Villagers are smiling with satisfaction now!

The road construction and/or rehabilitation works which is the one of support activities of Good Earth Japan (GEJ) extending to villages in Battambang Province northwest of the Kingdom of Cambodia where are the post mine field had been commenced in June this year. Those works are the part of GEJ’s action plan for 2017.
However, completion of those construction and/or rehabilitation works of roads have been delayed due to the short supply of the equipment for the works, and heavy and daily rain since then.
Now, just in early December, the rehabilitation work with Latelite coverage on the earth road at Boursankrea village has been completed finally.

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Nov 27, 2017

Latest report on the third attempt of Adlay cultivation

Further to the second report dated October 13, the new report has reached with the recent situation of the experimental cultivation of Adlay by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) which is conducting at Battambang Province, the kingdom of Cambodia.
This time, the report suggested that Adlay has been growing well comparing to the ones of the last attempt by means of improvement on the selection of seeds, fertilizing and watering.

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Nov 21, 2017

Improving the quality of Mushroom Spawn is in progress

The major part of the supporting program for farmers who live on the post mine field at Battambang Province, the Kingdom of Cambodia by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) for them to become independent is the agricultural trainings such as Rice cultivation, Chicken raise, Home vegetable gardening and Mushroom cultivation.
Mushroom cultivation training is the most popular program for the farmers among them as they can get petty cash by selling mushrooms at the market easier than others.

It is very important to get the quality mushroom spawn to succeed the cultivation.
As informed in the article of GEJ’s activities dated August 1, Provincial Department of Agriculture, (PDA), Battambang province had decided and started to produce the quality mushroom spawn with reasonable price for farmers who attend GEJ’s Mushroom cultivation training and others in conjunction with GEJ.

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Nov 14, 2017

Ended in great success with good weather

Good Earth Japan (GEJ) have participated in the Festival of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. which was held at their Tsuchiura Factory in Ibaragi Prefecture on November 12, Sunday for promoting the activities and asking support.












Welcomed by REY-kun of Kashiwa Reysol       Overview of GEJ’s booth
soccer team    

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Nov 7, 2017

Became full of the water     GEJ Pond at Bosampor village

The irrigation pond at Bosampor village, Battambang Province, northwest of the Kingdom of Cambodia which was developed by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) securing the water for villagers to use agriculture and living have become full with water.

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Oct 13, 2017

Keep watching the growth      Experimental cultivation of Adlay

The activity report concerning to the experimental cultivation of Adlay in Battambang Province, the Kingdom of Cambodia by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) had been carried with the article of “Better luck this time! The third attempt of Adlay cultivation” dated August 24 in this website.
Better luck this time! The third attempt of Adlay cultivation.
Now, the recent situation has been received from there as described below.

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Oct 3, 2017

Thank you for your visit     Global Festa Japan 2017

On both days of September 30 and October 1, the Global Festa Japan 2017 was held at the Center Promnade of Odaiba in Tokyo.
Good Earth Japan (GEJ) have participated in the Festa for introducing the activities of GEJ for supporting farmers who live on the post landmine field in the Kingdom of Cambodia, and for raising fund and for calling members.

The theme of the Festa this year was “ Find your piece? – Let’s find something we can do.“.
In total of 266 organizations like GEJ as NPO/NGO and others have participated, and counted 120 thousand visitors for two days, according to the organizer.

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Oct 2, 2017

The road have been improved greatly      Chirok village

The earth road of 1.1 Km length at Chirok village in Battambang Province northwest of the Kingdom of Cambodia where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support farmers there have been changed to Laterite surface road.

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Sep 11, 2017

The understanding on GEJ’s activities have been deepen

On September 6, thanks for giving the opportunity, the lecture introducing support activities of Good Earth Japan (GEJ) for farmers who live on the post landmine field in the Kingdom of Cambodia has been conducted at the meeting room of Hitachi Construction Machinery Tierra Co., Ltd. (HCM Tierra).
HCM Tierra is one of the group companies of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and is producing Mini Excavators.

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Sep 5, 2017

Will raise them carefully! Chicken Raise Training

Chicken Raise Training started in April this year for the farmers of Anlongsvay village and Korsvay village have almost completed and the chicks and some feed raise have distributed.
Since it had started, in total 11 times of lectures and practices of the training had been conducted by instructors of Provincial Department of Agriculture, Battambang Province (PDA) and representative of Good Earth Japan (GEJ), and have came to the time to celebrate its completion.

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Aug 24, 2017

Better luck this time! The third attempt of Adlay cultivation

Following the request of Hakubaku Co., Ltd. who produces the grain food in Japan, the experimental cultivation of Adlay by a famer Mr. Phean in Slappan village, Battambang Province, the Kingdom of Cambodia through Good Earth Japan (GEJ) had started in April 2016.
The first attempt was failed as the fruits was empty due to the severe drought there. At the second attempt, it has gotten 16 kilograms of fruits of Adlay which was less yield than expected for the planted acreage.
Therefore, Hakubaku Co., Ltd. had been studying the cause of the poor crop and have found out that the poor fertilization of the fields and its control might be the cause. Now, Hakubaku Co., Ltd. have decided to start the third attempt with better fertilization of the fields, better seed selection and disinfection.

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Aug 1, 2017

Let’s make our dreams come true! Challenging Mushroom Spawn production.

The challenge to produce the Mushroom Spawn have started at the corner of premises of Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) in Battambang City, the Kingdom of Cambodia.
PDA is one of partners of Good Earth Japan (GEJ) for supporting farmers at there, and had the intension of producing Mushroom Spawn by themselves for years.

GEJ support farmers who live on the post landmine field for the improvement of their life and for them to become independent. The large part of the support activities is the Agriculture training including Rice cultivation, Chicken raise, Home vegetable gardening and Mushroom cultivation which are very much related to their daily life.
The Mushroom cultivation training had started in 2008 and many farmers participated the training already, and some of them have captured the knowhow of cultivating the Mushroom and can ship their product to the market for earning the petty cash.

However, to achieve the success with Mushroom cultivation, beside of having good Mushroom bed and the good maintenance etc., it is essential to have quality Mushroom Spawn.
During past trainings, as it was very difficult to get the quality Spawn within the Province, PDA had to purchase the Spawn from the manufacture of outside of the Province and had distributed them to farmers participated. Consequently, it was extremely difficult for individual farmer to get the quality Spawn by himself in the market.
Therefore, PDA decided to have own facility of producing quality Spawn by themselves for better result of the Mushroom cultivation training and to strengthen the support for farmers to become independent some time ago and had been asking GEJ to cooperate with them for the plan.

GEJ have considered their request very deeply and decided to help the initial cost for preparing the facility from the budget in this term. Meanwhile, GEJ completed its 10th anniversary of supporting farmers there in this March. Then this project of Mushroom Prawn production became the memorial co-work for both GEJ and PDA.

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Jul 31, 2017

Wow, fantastic! We do our best too. Home Vegetable Gardening training

On Sunday July 23, 105 farmers from villages of Phnom Khpos, Otakon and Ou Tanhean in Battambang Province, northwest of the Kingdom of Cambodia who participated the Home Vegetable Gardening Training provided by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) and Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) have visited a successful vegetable farmer at suburbs of Battambang city.

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Jul 21, 2017

Growing well but it must be prepared always

On both days of July 11 and 12, the Home Vegetable Gardening Training had been conducted to the farmers in Battambang Province, the Kingdom of Cambodia where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) extend the support to villagers who live on the post landmine field for them to become independent.
The Home Vegetable Gardening Training is the one of the important Agriculture Training beside of other training of Rice Cultivation, Mushroom cultivation and Chicken raise etc. which GEJ provide in conjunction with Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA), Battambang to farmers.
This time, the farmers together with the instructors of PDA visited the model farm of each village and inspected the vegetables.

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Jul 18, 2017

Messages from trainees of Chicken raise Training

Have received some messages from farmers who attended the Chicken raise training which is the one of Agriculture Training Program of Good Earth Japan (GEJ) provide to farmers who live on the post mine-field in Battambang Province, Cambodia for them to become independent in conjunction with Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) of Battambang.

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Jul 11, 2017

Here too, repair work of the road was carried out.

At the end of June, the road between villages of Andok Dammuoy and Kokchou in Battambang Province, Kingdom of Cambodia which was constructed by Japanese Government fund with the involvement of Good Earth Japan (GEJ) in 2012 had the roughness, holes and small damages of its shoulder. Farmers of both villages have worked hard for repairing those damages.

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Jul 7, 2017

Had a good sweat by repairing road

On June 21, the small repair work on the 3.4 Km community road of Otakon village in Battambang province northwest of Cambodia which was built in 2015 by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) was carried out by villagers.
Although the damage of road was not so serious, the repair work was done before the damage become bigger by heavy rains in rainy season to come soon. More than 20 villagers had worked under instruction of GEJ’s local staff.

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Jul 4, 2017

Will raise them without fail!

Chicken raise training and its follow up training were completed at the end of June, and the chicks for practicing the instructions were delivered.
The Chicken raise training is the one of Agriculture Training Program which Good Earth Japan (GEJ) provide to farmers who live on the post mine-field in Battambang Province, Cambodia for them to become independent in conjunction with Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) of Battambang.

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Jul 3, 2017

Home Vegetable Gardening Training is on schedule

The Home Vegetable Gardening Training which is one of the Agriculture Training Program, Good Earth Japan (GEJ) extend the support to farmers who live on the post mine-field in Battambang Province, Cambodia for them to become independent is on the schedule.
The training program was studied and put into practice in conjunction with the Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) which is the counter partner of GEJ in Cambodia.

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Jun 26, 2017

The opportunity of introducing GEJ’s activities was given

The lecture of introducing the background and support activities of Good Earth Japan (GEJ) for farmers who live on post landmine field in Cambodia have taken place to the members of Toukatsu Business Kyogikai(TBK) at the meeting room of Garden Hotel, Kashiwa-no-ha Campus, Kashiwa City in Chiba Prefecture on June 20.

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Jun 20, 2017

We can concentrate into teaching now

The dormitory of teachers of the Primary school at Prahop village in Battambang Province, northwest of Cambodia has been completed.










Completed dormitory                    The board of commemoration

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Jun 15, 2017

Now, can avoid the walk in the water

As you may know, in Cambodia, it has very severe weather like in rainy season with flooding and in dry season with drought so often. The villages in Battambang Province where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support farmers who live on the post landmine field to become independent also have been affected such disasters frequently.
Due to the flooding by small canal along side of the Prey Preal GEJ Primary School in Prey Preal village, the school ground and access path have covered by the water often too.
Although some improvement was made on the canal stream, because of the poor drainage, even with the small rain causes those places covered with water still. As a result, school children were having difficulty for accessing to school building so often too.
Therefore, there was a strong request of assistance to fill up the ground and access path from school master to GEJ from some time ago.

Recently, they had a budget from Government for the cost of filling up which could cover only 15 % of the area, then GEJ decided to bear the cost of the rest of area, and the filling up work was started under supervision of Battambang Provincial Department of Rural Development (PDRD).

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Jun 12, 2017

I am proud of that I was appointed as the model farmer.

As reported on May 15 on this website, 2 villages of Andoung Neang and Anlongsvay among 21 villages in Battambang Province in Cambodia where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support not been offered the real support for these 7 years.
For those 2 villages, GEJ started to carry out the Chicken raise training which is one of the Agriculture training in conjunction with Provincial Department of Agriculture, Battambang (PDA) from this budget term.

To make farmers understand better and keep their interest, it is decided to have Mr. Pheach Lean who lives in Andoung Neang village since year 2011 as the model farmer for this training in this village which 32 farmers participate.

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Jun 8, 2017

Yes. I could do also!     Chicken raise training

The Chicken raise training and its follow up training had started in early May this year for 9 villages in Battambang Province, northwest of Cambodia where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support farmers who live on the post landmine field.
Since then, the trainings scheduled between GEJ and Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) has been carrying out here and there accordingly.
In late May and in early June, the instructors of PDA have been visiting villages to instruct how to do the injection and to give eye drops of vaccination to chickens for preventing them from diseases.

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