COERR Mae Hong Son have developed COERR Agricultural Learning and Demonstration Centers in Ban Mai Nai Soi and Ban Mae Surin camps to encourage the refugees to become skilful in organic farming for future career.
The COERR Agricultural Learning and Demonstration Center in Ban Mae Surin camp provides knowledge and skills in plant cultivation and propagation in the plant nursery; animal breeding and raising, for demonstration. Chili, eggplant, lemon and banana are planted, and pigs are raised, for learning as well as for refugees’ income generation.
Fish, frog and goat raising in COERR Agricultural Learning and Demonstration Center are in progress. So far, there are 8 goats, four of them were born in this center
Training in Ban Mai Nai Soi camp
On May 8th: Training on Beansprout Planting for Lunch Program provided to 10 Boarding House Students
On May 20th: Organic Farming training course was organized for 9 refugee staff to further advise refugee farmers.
Training to camp-based staff (CBS) both the theory and practicum
On May 21st: Basic Organic Farming for New Farmers, a training for 20 new farmers at Ban Mae Surin camp. Left: VDO presentation on organic agriculture viewed by new trainees Right: Tools distribution to finished trainees
COERR Agricultural Learning and Demonstration Center in Ban Mae Surin camp promoted several crops like Chinese white cabbage, Leaf mustard, Chinese kale, Water morning glory, Pumpkin, etc. The center also prepared the land for the coming rice cultivation season.
Since May, frogs have been raised for learning and demonstrating purpose at the center
Preparation of pond for fish raising has been done
Follow-up and advice provided to pig raising groups in Ban Mae Surin camp
Organic Farming Training, focusing on crop cultivation technique, was organized on May 27, 2015 in which 20 interested new farmers have paid much attention.