After several years of a corporate life in Indonesia, I needed to find a challenge and found one in the form of organic farming in Cambodia. I worked for several years to encourage Cambodian farmers to practice organic farming and vendors to sell local organic products.
Once we know more about our village, especially the weather cycle, we will venture into organic farming.
Having lived in the area for several years, we notice that the local farming community is aging and many farm fields are left fallow because of lack of manpower. We will approach our neighbors to let us rent their fields and practice organic farming.
In addition to growing the traditional crops, we may add others that are drought resistant like sorghum and millet. These crops had been grown in this area before, but the New Order drive to replace everything with rice won out.