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Travelling journal goes to Cambodia
Media Update
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 08:45

After successfully passing through the hands of a Chinese farmer, the travelling journal now makes its way to the Damnak Kantourt commune in the Kampot province of Cambodia. The next rural woman to be writing entries in the journal is 56 year-old Chey Siyat, a leader of a village-based farmer association and a mother of five.

Chey's daily mission is to help farmers deal with the impacts of climate change, raise productivity, and gain greater access to markets through ecological agriculture. She is known for having established a savings and credit facility for farmers, as well as women-only groups that have become lively venues for sharing and addressing community and gender concerns. While she still can't send her son to a university, the story of how her family survives with limited means serves as an inspiration for others.

Our Stories, One Journey: Empowering Rural Women in Asia will collect everyday writings from eight rural women in different countries to give a personalised voice to a growing clamor to transform agriculture into a more equitable and sustainable system. The initiative is led by Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP), Asian Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC), and East Asia GROW Campaign.

For Reference:
Asian Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC): secretariat@asianruralwomen.net
Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP): Marjo Busto marjo.busto@panap.net

For more updates:
http://asianruralwomen.net
http://panap.net/en/wia/page/women-in-agriculture-our-stories-one-journey/1490

 

Profile of Chey Siyat:

Name:  Chey Siyat
Age:  56 years old
Civil Status:  Widow
No. of children (if any):  5
Community:  Angkor Chey 1 Village, Damnak Kantourt Commune, Kampong Trach District, Kampot Province
Country:  Cambodia
Educational Background:  Primary Level, Grade 6
Languages Spoken and Written:  Khmer
Name of Organisations involved in:  Kasikor Samaki Meanchey Association or Farmer Solidarity Association

      Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (Centre D'Etude Et De Dveloppement Agricole Cambodgien, CEDAC)
      Contact Person:  Tong Chantheang
      E-mail:  chantheang@cedac.org.kh

Current position in her organisation/s:  President
Years of stay in the organisation/s:  7 years

 

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