12 Sep '12, 2am

In Cambodia, @ProjectAlba helps farmers increase income, protect against seed raiders

In Cambodia, @ProjectAlba helps farmers increase income, protect against seed raiders

In Cambodia, Project Alba helps farmers increase income, protect against seed raiders September 12, 2012 by Wilson Chua Photo: CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture In parts of rural Cambodia, farmers’ primary source of income comes from harvesting rice — once a year. This is a poor outcome compared to other ASEAN countries which harvest twice or thrice annually. To help increase farmers’ income, Victor Combal-Weiss and Guillaume Virag founded Project Alba . Project Alba’s socially-minded, sustainable business model works by lowering the risk for farmers to start a second cropping. Farmers get their farm inputs like seeds, fertilizers, and technical knowhow from Project Alba along with a guaranteed buying price for their produce. In Cambodia, Project Alba has already developed a market for lettuce — an entirely new crop that wasn’t previously produced in Cambo...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2012/09/12/in-cambodia-project...

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