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Structured Learning Visit on Agriculture Value Chain and Community Based Ecotourism Completion Report

Structured Learning Visit on Agriculture Value Chain and Community Based Ecotourism Completion Report

Category: Completion Reports, Agricultural Development & Commercialization
Year: 2009

Written by Mekong Institute

 

The Mekong Institute (MI) was commissioned by the InWEnt gGmbH Capacity Building International, Germany to co-design, develop and deliver a series of capacity building program for InWEnt targeted groups of Cambodia and Lao PDR. One of the programs is Agriculture Value Chain and Community Based Ecotourism, which was organized for eighteen non-governmental organization officers and government officials of Cambodia. The structured learning visits aimed for participants to study agriculture value chain and roles of government agencies in enterprise development and community business.

 

The participants visited six places namely 1) Fish Run at Aranyaprathet Customs Office in Sa Kaeo province, 2) Community Based Home Stay in Nakhon Ratchasima province, 3) Silk Production OTOP in Mahasarakham province, 4) Cooperative Rice Mill in Roi Et province, 5) NASO Community Organic Rice Mill in Yasothon province, and 6) Si Sa Asoke Self-Reliant Community in Si Sa Ket province.

 

The evaluations conducted throughout the learning visits confirmed that the objectives were achieved and the learning visit was successful. Most of the participants were very satisfied with the program as shown in the total average rating on 1) satisfaction on structured learning visits design, 2) Mekong Institute services satisfaction, and 3) overall impressions on the structured learning visit (4.2, 4.6 and 4.1 respectively).However, there were comments and suggestions for improvements, such as more time for meeting and discussion at each visited place, more members of community or cooperative during discussion, more practical activities on some productions such as soap, GABA rice, organic fertilizer, etc.

 

 


SLV on Agricultural Value Chains and SME Development

SLV on Agricultural Value Chains and SME Development

Category: Completion Reports, Agricultural Development & Commercialization
Year: 2009

Written by Mekong Institute

 

Day 1:             Keynote Address and Setting the Context (Opening Remarks, Participant Familiarization, Exploring Expectation and Program Overview)

Day 2:             Visit Pro-poor Product Research Development Projects and Five-star SME OTOP at Royal Chitralada Projects and Aran-yik Knife Community

Day 3:             Visit Micro-finance at BAAC, OTOP Community by Sai Noi Womens Group and Local Learning Center on Sufficiency Economy by Ban Hae Community

Day 4:             Presentations of Reflection to the Visits, Synthesis and Learning Evaluation and Return to Home Countries

Over the four days of the program the MI program facilitators completely facilitated the learning visits.  The participants disclosed their feedback that the structure learning visit design in terms of knowledge gained, relevance and applicability to the job and meeting expectation were mostly attained(a total rating average 3.68%).

The participants evaluated that program service was very satisfied(a total rating average 4.55) in terms of material providing, time management and other logistic arrangement during the exposure visits.  With regard to overall satisfaction,  a total rating average 4.55 stated that program service was very satisfied.  Based on the participants feedback, this report concluded that the SLV on Area-based Development, Community Agribusiness, OTOP and SME Development was successful.


SLV on Production Chains of Garlic, Maize and Peanuts in Northeast Thailand

SLV on Production Chains of Garlic, Maize and Peanuts in Northeast Thailand

Category: Completion Reports, Agricultural Development & Commercialization
Year: 2009

Written by Mekong Institute

 

In conducting this structured learning visit, we have received help from many individuals. First, we would like to express our gratitude to all the participants who participated fully in this learning visit as well as to their public and private institutions for nominating and encouraging them.

We would like to thank InWents Capacity Building International, Germany for the financial support and also thank InWents local partners in Lao PDR for the co-designed this structured learning visit.

We grateful to our external resource person, Mr. Konesavanh Vongxay from Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Vientiane, for his valuable suggestions, support and guidance throughout the visit.

Finally, we would never have completed this learning visit successfully without the cooperation of the team member and other colleagues at Mekong Institute, for which we thank them sincerely.