We believe change in Cambodia comes from the people. 85% of the population lives in rural provinces and with support and training they have the power to feed Cambodia, feed their families and send their kids to school. FLD provides farmers with training in sustainable agriculture and business practices and support getting products to market. With a deep understanding of the challenges of rural living, FLD NGO programs support rural communities through initiatives designed to put the community in charge of their future. A focus on hygiene and sanitation means not just building toilets and wells but training communities how to maintain them to avoid future contamination. Their healthy living work is grounded in community education which extends to classes on healthy food preparation and preservation, as well as, other healthy living habits. They provide training, materials and technical support for agricultural income generation such as commercial gardening and frog raising, and provide vocational training for non-agricultural jobs available in rural communities. Community organizing and formation of cooperatives keeps communities in the control of their progress. Future progress and leadership is reinforced through youth development and school enrollment initiatives. For detail on FLD NGO programs please visit the Our Programs tab of this site.
FLD envisages communities where people interact with integrity and empathy to improve and sustain their livelihood activities, and solve their own problems through justice and democracy.
The FLD mission is to work with rural communities to improve productivity, promote and create jobs and enhance Micro and Small Enterprise practices to improve food security and living conditions.
What is good for the people of Cambodia is good for the future.
- Sustainable farming practices improve food quality and the environment.
- Sound business practices insure farmer success and loan repayment.
- Women are great farmers and have capacity to enhance family income and improve lives.
- Preparing healthy foods means healthy families.
- Children in school is the door to our future.