A new perspective through organic farming
The indigenous Bunong community in Mondulkiri is affected by land-grabbing through international rubber companies. The loss of their land spreads hopelessness and causes social problems. In organic farming the indigenous people find an alternative way to secure their livelihood as well as hope for the future of their community.
Our partner organisation BIPA provides the farmers with technical know-how in organic farming. BIPA advises them on producing and on marketing of cash crops such as pepper, sacha inchi (Inca peanut) and coffee, as well as on producing compost and organic pesticide. They learn how to successfully cultivate the little land that remains to them and are strengthened in their independence from expensive chemical products. In Bousra, BIPA set up a demonstration farm where seedlings are produced and new cultivation methods are investigated. BIPA’s employees are all Bunong. Their work strengthens the community and creates a new future perspective for the farming families.
Executive Director BIPA, Kambodscha