[Original by Mariko OMURA, Cambodia Project (November 21, 2019); Translated by E. Miyazaki/A. Taguchi]
(Continued from Part 1)
Coriander growing training
JVC provided training on growing coriander to two women, Ms. Bopper and Ms. Chomno, who wanted to try shipping their coriander to the restaurant. The training took place at the end of April 2019, after we went on the study tour to Siem Riep in March.
After the training was completed, JVC staff conducted a follow-up with Ms. Bopper and Ms. Chomno at least once a week to check how they were doing and if there were any concerns. In order to ship coriander at a constant pace, they need to make a schedule for their cultivation, for example, shifting the time of planting the seeds. Since they barely had such cultivation experience, we decided to plan together with them.
Ms. Chomno faced some struggles. Once, she forgot to cover her field with a net before she went to sleep and found the following morning that most of the plants were eaten by chickens. Also, a part of the field did not sprout because a great amount of rainwater flooded there through a gutter, so we changed her planting location, but the sprouts still did not grow. It was because Ms. Chomno had watered them in her own-style by pouring a bucket-full of water over the field! (We should have checked with her in the first place…). We remembered how many things had happened to her coriander.
On the other hand, Ms. Bopper did not face much troubles and was growing her coriander well.
Finally, in July we had our first shipping…
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