In December 2015, VWBs 3-year project “Improving Food Security and Rural Livelihoods in Cambodia and Laos (Foodlive Camlao)” will officially end. Last week, VWB organized together with its main partner, the Faculty of Agriculture/National University of Laos, a Final Stakeholder Meeting to present the project results, lessons learned, and recommendations for the future to representatives of Lao government and local/international NGOs.
During the meeting, members of the Foodlive Camlao team gave presentations about the particular activities they had been responsible to coordinate: Dr. Malavan (Faculty of Agriculture) presented the two poultry activities in Thachampa and Douniean, Dr. Lampheuy (Faculty of Agriculture) explained about the work of the crop farmers from Douniean and forage farmers in Nakhao and she also presented the just finished community health day implemented in schools of 10 villages; Thomas (VWB) showed how the 15 women cricket farmers are doing in Hatviengkham and Margot (VWB) talked about the work the 26 PAHWs, 2 rural drug vendors and 80 veterinary students have been doing.
Daovy (Faculty of Agriculture), the overall field coordinator of the Foodlive Camlao project, was orchestrating the whole ceremony and Prof Fongsamouth, (Vice-Dean) gave inspiring opening and closing speeches in front of many guests from the District and Province Agriculture and Forestry Offices, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Public health, Local clinics, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National University of Laos and from development organizations as well.
Interesting questions were asked and we hope this meeting will be the starting point of new collaborations…
Another stakeholder meeting will be organized soon at the Faculty with our more direct stakeholders: farmers, village chiefs, PAHWs, teachers… We will keep you posted!