Activity Report

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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Jun 6, 2017

Pumps have been repaired. It makes our daily work easier.

There are 8 Hand Pumps for pumping up water of Pond and/or groundwater at villages of Battambang Province, Cambodia where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support farmers who live on post landmine field there.
Those pumps had been installed in 2007 or 2008 when GEJ just started the support activities in Cambodia.
Since then, they had been maintained and repaired sometimes for use. However, because of the wear of valves and/or broken handles etc., the most of Pumps have been not in use for these years, and farmers and school directors have been asking the repair.
For the area, it is essential to have Pond for the drought but the Pump is also important for drawing up the water.
This time, GEJ ordered to repair 7 Pumps either to replace or repair. At the same time, GEJ instructed farmers to improve their handling method of them.

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Jun 1, 2017

The second Pond has been completed at Bosampor village

The construction work of the second Good Earth Japan (GEJ) Pond with the size of 30m width x 60m length x 4m depth at Bosampor village which is the 31st Pond in Battambang Province, had been in its final stage to complete before the full rainy season to come, and it is almost completed now.

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May 30, 2017

Home Vegetable Gardening Training has started too

The Home Vegetable Gardening Training which is one of the Agriculture Training, Good Earth Japan (GEJ) provide to farmers who live on the post mine-field in Battambang Province, Cambodia for them to become independent has started.
This year, 3 villages of Phnom Khpos, Otakon and Ou Tanhean participate as new target, and other 2 villages of Korsvay and Boursankrea receives the follow up training.
The Home Gardening Training is well accepted by the farmers there as they can get into the activities and it can be one of their daily foods. If the quality of the vegetable is marketable and the yield is more than their consumption, they can bring them to the market for their income also.

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May 15, 2017

Thank you for coming back to us!

Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support farmers of 21 villages who live on the post minefield in Battambang Province, North West of Cambodia.
However, 2 villages of Andoung Neang and Anlongsvay among them had not been offered the real support for these 7 years.
The trainings of Rice cultivation, Frog raising and bag Mushroom cultivation in 2009 and 2010 for the farmers of Andoung Neang village was the last.

Both villages and Bung Sangke village which is newly added for the support have started to receive the Chicken raise training which are the one of Agriculture trainings which GEJ and Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) provide.

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May 9, 2017

The actual training was stared Chicken raise training

With the article in this WEB site dated April 11, it was reported that application and registration of the training and follow up training of Chicken raise had been started at 9 villages in Battambang Province northwest of Cambodia where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support.
Since then, in the late April, 4 villages of Chirok, Bosampor, Boursankrea and Korsvay among them have received the first actual training by the instructors of Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) which cooperate with GEJ.

Chirok village; 30 farmers












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May 8, 2017

Everybody hope early completion of the dormitory for teachers

The construction work of teacher’s dormitory of Primary School at Prahop village in Battambang Province where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) extend the supports have started.

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May 8, 2017

A first Pond by GEJ at Bousankrea village

A couple of photos informing completion of the first Pond have been constructed by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) at Bousankrea village in Cambodia has arrived.
Villages are surprised with the outstanding joint work and cooperation between GEJ, Provincial Department of Rural Department (PDRD) who administrate the work, and Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) who construct the Pond actually for the planned Pond at the village.

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Apr 20, 2017

Runners enjoyed the beautiful weather Kasumigaura Marathon

On April 16, Kasumigaura Marathon and International blind people Marathon were held at Tsuchiura and Kasumigaura Cities, Ibaragi Prefecture.
Good Earth Japan (GEJ) participated to the event setting up a booth for promoting the support activities for the farmers who live on the post minefield in Cambodia.












Runners rushing to starting area             Children also donated!

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Apr 13, 2017

The work is progressing.    New Pond at Boursankrea village

The construction of length 30m x width 20x depth 3m Pond for Boursankrea village in Battambang Province at Northwest of Cambodia which is one of the new project in this new financial term by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) has started. As the progress of work is so good, it can be completed around the beginning of May.

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Apr 11, 2017

Checking their spirit and knowledge level at first

As the new budget year of 2017 had started, the Chicken raise training and its follow up training have commenced also. Those trainings are organized and put it into action by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) and Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA ) for farmers who live on the post minefield to become independent.
In this term, the 7 villages newly enlisted the course and 2 villages to continue its follow up training have joined. Trainings were commenced in early April at individual villages with the instruction of the course and the paper test to measure the knowledge level of how to raise chicken in general etc.

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Apr 4, 2017

Sure! It’s possible to have successful farmers in our villages

On March 31, more than 120 farmers have gathered at a farm land in Bosampor village which is one of the villages that Good Earth Japan (GEJ) and Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) extend the support for farmers to become independent through “Mushroom cultivation training” in the area.
Farmers were from villages of Dangkok Thnong (Newly started) and other 4 villages which were under the follow up training stage of the “Mushroom cultivation training” near to the Bosampor village.
They made a study tour of cultivation facility of Mr. Kok Tra who was introduced in the article “Ambition of Mr. Kok Tra” dated March 2 in this web site. Although it was a small scale still but he became a good example of grower of Mushroom with his strong effort and the results, and the tour was organized to learn his way of cultivation at his place.













Lecture by Mr. Kok Tra                   His Vinyl house for cultivation

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Mar 22, 2017

Now, in the full-scale training    Mushroom cultivation training

The Mushroom cultivation training and its follow up trainings which had started in the late February became in full-scale.
The in house and field training of preparing the Compost which is very important for the growth of Mushrooms have been carried out at the villages of Dangkok Thnong, Chirok, Bosampor, Ou Tanhean and Phnon Khpos in Battambang Province northwest of Cambodia by the staffs of Provincial Department of Agriculture (PDA) in the middle of March.

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Mar 6, 2017

It’s started. Mushroom cultivation training

After harvested the rice, the gathering of farmers for explaining the plan of Mushroom cultivation training in 2017 were held at villages around the post landmine field in Battambang Province, Cambodia where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) extend help.
The Mushroom cultivation training is one of the series of agriculture trainings which GEJ provide for farmers who live in the area to become independent economically.
The Rice Straws is absolutely necessary for thriving bed of Mushroom but around this time of season, farmers tend to burn them as the fertilizer to their field.
Therefore, it is very important to organize the training and follow up sessions explaining the importance of Rice Straws to be saved.

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Mar 2, 2017

Ambition of Mr. Kok Tra

Mr. Kok Tra of Bosampor village in Battambang Province of Cambodia had started to attend the Agriculture Training which were organized and conducted for the farmers who live on the post minefield by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) in conjunction with Provincial Department of Agriculture of Battambang Province (PDA) from 2015.
At first, he attended the Rice cultivation training year before and Mushroom cultivation training last year. As he was very keen to study and practice on the training always, he achieved better result than others on both courses. (Please refer to the old article of “Please look at. So many Mushrooms grown!” dated April 4, 2016.)
This year, he will attend the follow up training of Mushroom cultivation training which shall be commenced very soon.
Beside, as his harvesting result of Mushroom and income from it were so good, he decided to expand his Mushroom cultivation facility for even bigger yield. In addition of his old vinyl house for cultivation, he is building a new vinyl house which is two to three times bigger than the old one.
Furthermore, considering the efficiency for fumigation of the bed of Mushroom Spores, he has built the furnace of steam water. He believe that he can achieve his target with good quality Spores.

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