Mr. Nut Chenda is the leader of Samros Tapen agricultural cooperative in Tapen village, Kraingleave commune, Bati district, Takeo province, Cambodia. After undergoing an agribusiness training from Farmer and Nature Net with AFOSP-MTCP2 support in 2014, he was able to sell a total of 46 piglets to a middle-man in the commune and get a profit of 5 millions riels ($1,250). In 2015, he formed a farmer pig raising group in the community with 5 members including 2 women for capacity building and connecting to the market. He shared technical knowledge to the members, including how to select piglets, system for pig raising, and techniques on pig breeding. By using only rice bran and local feed for their pigs rather than buying from the company, they are able to earn 8,500 Riels/Kg, or 1,000 Riels/Kg more from the sale of pigs.
“The market for pigs raised using local feed is increasing, so we want to have more members, set up a pig raising farm, and link the farmers to the Dom Rei Romill animal feed agricultural cooperative.” – Mr. Nut Chenda, leader of Samros Tapen agricultural cooperative, from Tapen village, Kraingleave commune, Bati district, Takeo province.