Activity Report

Feb 28, 2017

Thank you for your valuable time

On February 24, Good Earth Japan (GEJ) have delivered a lecture of explaining the activities of supporting farmers who live on the post minefield in Cambodia to become independent and the real situation of there to the students of Noba Junior High School, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. The attendance of the lecture was about 70 students of the third grader who shall be graduating the school in early next month.












The school mark of Noba Junior High School     Listened with a well-mannered

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Feb 21, 2017

Study on Agriculture training candidates for the next financial term

The detailed research and discussion with farmers who live on the post minefield in North West of Cambodia supported by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) for them to become independent is underway.
This time, the delegation of PDA (Provincial Department of Agriculture, Battambang Province) and GEJ representatives have visited 4 villages of Dangkok Thnong, Anlongsvay, Andoung Neang and a new candidate of village to be supported Bung Sangke. They are located nearby of man-made lake “Komping Puoy”.
Farmers of those villages in Battambang Province requested to conduct the Chicken raise and Mushroom cultivation training. The feasibility, eagerness, effect and others shall be evaluated and confirmed before the decision.





















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Feb 1, 2017

Thank you! Now, we can walk the road in rainy day without problems

The construction works for improving the 1.2 Km length farm road with Laterite coverage and for a new pond at Bosampor village, and for a new pond at Chirok village in North Western part of Cambodia where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support, had been started November last year.
The work of Ponds for both villages have been completed by early January this year.
However, due to some delay of arrangement of required equipment, the 1.2Km farm road improvement with laterite coverage has been completed in last week finally, report from Cambodia said.

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Jan 23, 2017

Will do our best to raise chickens successfully

After the excursion visit to the successful farmer of Chicken Raise, in Chrabveal village near Battambang City on December 28, in last year by 40 farmers from Otakon and Prahop villages who were attending the Chicken Raise Training organized by Good Earth Japan (GEJ) and Provincial Department of Agriculture, Battambang Province (PDA), as reported on January 6, the distribution of young chickens and chicks to those framers as for the prize of full attendance was taken place on January 20.

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Jan 16, 2017

Adlay have gotten the fruits

The progress reports of the second attempt of Adlay cultivation had been issued a couple of times since sowing with the seed of it on September 6, 2016. Thanks to your pray for success, the Adlay grown good since then and threshing work was completed after harvesting and drying it successfully.

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Jan 6, 2017

A day trip for training was held

On December 28 last year, about 40 farmers from Otakon and Prahop villages who were attending the Chicken Raise Training organized by Good Earth Japan(GEJ) and Provincial Department of Agriculture, Battambang Province(PDA) have made a excursion visit to a successful farmer of Chicken Raise, Mr. Eurn Sareun, in Chrabveal village near Battambang City. It was an hour and half one way trip by cars to the village.

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Jan 5, 2017

We found our goals!      Home Vegetable Gardening Training

Good Earth Japan(GEJ) in conjunction with Provincial Department of Agriculture, Battambang Province (PDA) had started the Home Vegetable Gardening Training to the farmers who live on the post minefield at villages of Boursankrea and Korsvay in Battambang Province northwest of Cambodia in May last year.
The training was the one of Agriculture Training Program for them to become independent and it was becoming the final stage of follow up course.

On December 27 last year, GEJ and PDA have organized the visit of successful farm with vegetable cultivation in Tasei village located about 50Km away from those villages.

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Dec 15, 2016

Had interacted with farmers and seen the their real situation in Cambodia

In December, the chairman of Good Earth Japan (GEJ), Mr. Sumioka has visited the rural area of Battambang Province in Cambodia where GEJ support the farmers there and had interaction with them, and confirmed the necessity of continuation of support and strengthen the ties with counter partners who jointly support the farmers.
As GEJ’s activities of supporting the farmers who live on the post minefield to become independent through agriculture training, improving living environment, and improvement of infrastructure etc. marked ten years anniversary this year, the visit was to make sure of the current activities and to study of feasibility of the future projects.

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Dec 8, 2016

Let’s do cleaning our school and keep it clean!

In last month, Good Earth Japan (GEJ) have distributed the cleaning materials such as Shovel, Dust Bin, Dust Pan, Broom and others which were bought from the funds of contribution by GEJ members and donations to the GEJ built primary schools.

1.Slappan Hitachi-kenki Primary School      Total School children: 62 Teachers: 4











Although the small school, they are highly motivated

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Dec 6, 2016

Please wait for a while

The construction works for improving the 1.2 Km length farm road with laterite coverage and for a new pond at Bosampor village, and for a new pond at Chirok village where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support, has been started.
New pond at Bosampor village should be constructed merging two existing small and shallow ponds into a bigger one for villagers of 444 people. As the existing ponds were in use for living , it was desperate to have new one quickly.

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Nov 30, 2016

The farm road and Pond at Otakon village were finally completed

Although the construction work of improvement of Earth road of 3.4 Km with Laterite, new 1.2 Km Earth road and a Pond were started in July this year were delayed due to the delay of Culvert placement work and heavy rains. They have been finally completed.











The Earth road is completed

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Nov 22, 2016

The Adlay is growing well but ……

Further report of dated November 20 for the growth of the Adlay has been received.
The Adlay is growing well since the report on October 27 in WEB site.

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Nov 21, 2016

Was good! Better result than expected!

On November 20, harvesting rice at some of rice field of Ou Tanhean village at Battanbang province in Cambodia where Good Earth Japan (GEJ) support has began.
Due to the severe drought in Summer in the area, there was doubt of good crop of rice this year.
However, fortunately, the long awaited rain started around the middle of September which was in time for ripen of rice.

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Nov 9, 2016

Thank you for your understanding and donation

On November 6, Sunday, Good Earth Japan (GEJ) have participated the Festival of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. which was held at their Tsuchiura Factory in Ibaragi Prefecture for promoting the activities and asking support.
Thanks to the fine weather and good organization, the Festival was very successful with about 5,000 visitors of local residents and people from the northern parts of Japan.

There were so many visitors dropped in to GEJ booth and listened the explanation of the GEJ’s activities in Cambodia with the photo panels, and donated to support people there.

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Oct 27, 2016

Pray for success of the second attempt of Adlay cultivation

GEJ (Good-Earth-Japan) support farmers who live on the post-mined field to become independent through the Agriculture Training for cultivation of Rice, mushrooms, home gardening and Chicken raise apart from the construction of infrastructure such as School, Road and Pond etc.
Following the request of Hakubaku Co., Ltd. who produces the grain food in Japan, GEJ had started the experimental cultivation of Adlay at a famer in Slappan village since March this year, hoping the Adlay cultivation could be the new income source for farmers there.

The first attempt started from April was a failure because of the insides of Adlay fruits were empty due to the exceptional drought in Cambodia.

This time, the second attempt has started in September in the rainy season with the expectation of the success.

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Oct 13, 2016

Chicks were arriving “Chicken Raise” Training

On October 6, the closing ceremony of the follow up training for Chicken Raise Training which was conducted at the second year of the training was held at Phnon Khpos village.
Since the follow up training had started, the training for establishing know how of how to prepare the good henhouse and feed, and how to prevent Chickens from disease with practice of eye drops and vaccine injection to Chicken were carried out.
Now, it was completed and the 6 chicks each for 26 farmers were distributed for them to raise chickens.

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Oct 6, 2016

Have gotten cheers of “Keep it up!” from many visitors  Global Festa

The Global Festa Japan was held on both days of October 1st and 2nd at the Center Promnade of Odaiba in Tokyo. The theme of the Festa this year was “ for the first step toward to new target.”
According to the organizer, 269 organization participated and had more than 100 thousand visitors for two days.

Good Earth Japan (GEJ) had also participated at RED Area(development of Agricultural area, income improvement, fare trade and others) of the Festa for introducing the activities of GEJ as a NPO and for asking the support.
The first day was slight rain unfortunately but many people visited GEJ Booth. Staff of GEJ were very busy for explaining the negative inheritance like Land mines, restoration works at villages and support to farmer in Cambodia using Panels and brochures.

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Sep 29, 2016

Presented GEJ’s activities at Igarashi Junior High School in Niigata City

GEJ was invited to present its activities in Cambodia by Igarashi Junior High School in Niigata City located on the Sea of Japan’s shoreline for their commemoration ceremony of 40 years establishment on 23rd September, 2016.
Having audience of over 500 students and other participants like teachers and distinguished guests, the secretary general of GEJ explained about disgusting negative inheritance of Land mines in Cambodia and GEJ’s support to farmers who live on post mine area to become independent.

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Sep 26, 2016

Had some rain!!    Rice cultivation training

On August 29, GEJ reported that the severe drought was experienced in June and July this year in Cambodia.
Although there was some rain in August, it was not enough for rice cultivation still. Especially, it was reported that the area of Banan and Bavel District in Battambang Province where many of villages with support of GEJ after demining were located, the most of Rice Field were dried up, and it should be expected the poor crops this year.

Since then, there was some rain in the area.
When the follow up training on September 16 at Bosampor village in Banan district which was organized by PDA (Provincial Department of Agriculture) and GEJ confirmed that although some of Rice field had been affected by the drought still but some were recovering from it and rice was growing well.

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Sep 20, 2016

It is so quick! Today is the last day in Cambodia.   GEJ Study tour No.7

August 12 (Fri)
Today, have visited the remains of Angkor which is the one of the famous world heritage.
There was a request of visiting the Angkor Wat to view it in a morning glow but as the most of member was nearly exhausted, have asked to give it up this time. (Might be next year?)
After the visit, passed by the Old Market in town and checked out the Hotel.
Left Siem Reap Airport in the evening for Japan via Hanoi Airport in Vietnam. At Hanoi Airport,
the group was divided in to two for their final destination of Narita and Chubu Airport.

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Sep 15, 2016

It was really very hard work – Land Mine clearing   GEJ Study tour No.6

August 11 (Thu)
Today’s main event was to visit and observe the Land Mine clearing work which the normal tour might not be able to organize.
After realizing the very severe work of the very special task, a headed to Tonle Sap Lake near Siem Reap City for boat cruising.

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Sep 13, 2016

Thank you!  Now, can play at the playground even after the heavy rain

Kiesel primary school in Russairo village was suffering from the flood at playground and access path to the class rooms often.

There had been a request of filling them by the school master.
Now, as the full-scale of rainy season to come soon, the school master strongly requested to do the filling to avoid the effect on classes urgently.

Considering the situation, GEJ had decided to do the filling work in conjunction with PDRD (Provincial Department of Rural Development).

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Sep 12, 2016

It was very busy but very fulfilling day GEJ Study tour No.5

August 10 (Wed)
Today, visited Kiesel primary school in Russairo village and helped the sanitation teaching by NACEF (the Nursing Action for Children's Energetic Future, volunteer circle organized by student of Japanese Red Cross Collage of Nursing) to school children at there.

Also visited the Pond and Road in Otakon village which were constructed by the help of GEJ, and a farmer who was receiving the Chicken raise training.

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Sep 7, 2016

Home Vegetable Gardening training had come to the end

At villages of Boursankrea and Korsvay in Battambang Province the training of Home Vegetable Gardening which is the one of GEJ’s Agricultural Training Program in cooperation with PDA for farmers who live on the post minefield to become independent had started from the middle of June.

On August 9, the Agri Fest which showed the result of training was held at Boursankrea village.

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Sep 6, 2016

Started with the call of “The rice is cooked well!” GEJ Study tour No.4

August 9 (Tue)
First thing in the morning, have checked whether the rice prepared last night in the rice cooker cooked well or not, and have prepared it with vinegar for Sushi rice.

Tour members participated in the Agri Festa at Boursankrea village in Battambang Province which was the one of the main event of this tour.

It was very busy day but as members could have many contacts with farmers who were supported by GEJ activities there, they were very satisfied.

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Sep 1, 2016

Take an overwhelming time to clear Land Mines off GEJ Study Tour No.3

August 8 (Mon)
Today, went to visit GEJ Phnom Penh Office and CMAC (Cambodian Mine Action Centre) Head quarter. After had a lunch at Santa Café, headed to Battambang City in north of Cambodia.











Tour members listen with serious attitude

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Aug 30, 2016

Deeply touched the tragic past        GEJ Study Tour No.2

Yesterday was the arrival day at Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Because had a limited time, took a dinner at Chinese restaurant next to the Hotel.
Had advises on the trip in Cambodia from Mr. Sato who already had joined the GEJ Study Tour five times.
The member cheered for safe and successful journey with Angkor Beer.











Advises by Mr. Sato

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Aug 29, 2016

Still, the affect of drought continues….

In Cambodia, the severe drought was experienced in June and July this year.
Although there was some rain in August, it was not enough for rice cultivation still.
Especially, it was reported that the area of Banan and Bavel District in Battambang Province where many of villages with support of GEJ after demining were located, the most of Rice Field were dried up, and it shall be expected the poor crops this year.
As self-evident in the photos below, some of Rice Field had the cracks due to the severe drought.

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Aug 23, 2016

Seeing was believing! It was very beneficial and enjoyable Study Tour.

GEJ (Good Earth Japan) has organized the GEJ Cambodia Study Tour this year too.

In total 12 member departed Japan on August 6 heading to Phnom Penh City in Cambodia via Ho Chi Ming City in Vietnam.
The group realized and deeply worried about negative inheritance of remaining Land Mines and Unexploded bombs, and the evidences of massacre during the civil war.
Tour members have also experienced the effort of supporting farmers who live at the post land mines area to become independent.
After, visited the positive heritage of Angkor, all member returned home safely at early morning of August 13.

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Aug 2, 2016

Achievement Test of “Chicken Raise” training Otakon Village

At Otakon Village, the “Chicken Raise” Training had started on May 19 this year.  Since then, 9 times of the lecture and practice trainings by instructors of PDA (Provincial Department of Agriculture, Battambang Province) were conducted.

This time, as the summarization of trainings, attended by the local staff of GEJ (Good Earth Japan), the achievement test to confirm the understanding of farmers for the lecture and practice which had been given during the training was carried out.












Achievement Test                      Remembering the past training…

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