29 Mar '14, 1am

Republic Polytechnic students are working with Cambodian students to grow fish in padi fields

Republic Polytechnic students are working with Cambodian students to grow fish in padi fields

Give a man a fish and it feeds him for a day. Join hands to learn how best to fish and it may feed a community longer - this is precisely what young people from Singapore and Cambodia are doing. Republic Polytechnic students are working with university students from Cambodia on a project to grow fish in Cambodian padi fields, under a new exchange scheme announced by Temasek Holdings' philanthropic arm Temasek Foundation yesterday. "This would supplement the Cambodian rice diet with a source of protein," said Republic Poly environmental science student Hazman Azri, 20, of the project to grow the freshwater gourami fish. Some 300 students from Singapore and South-east Asian countries will take part in the million-dollar programme called Temasek Foundation Specialists' Community Action and Leadership Exchange. They will take on hands-on research projects to improve the lives ...

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