Agriculture Development Project Cambodia Samraong

Be part of an Agri-Tech learning center, engaging in locals about the importance of sustainable alternative technologies and farming practices.

With a strong focus on rural entrepreneurship, the goal of this program is to allow young people of rural communities to reverse the general trend in agriculture and show them that a rural economy can be thriving and help them provide for their families.


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Program Description

Cambodia is predominantly an agricultural country in which the majority of people are farmers. However, there is very little knowledge when it comes to the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. As such, it is important for locals to seek and develop agricultural partnerships that increase their resources available to them more efficiently.

Green Shoots Foundation (an international NGO) in collaboration with CIDO (Community-Based Integrated Development Organisation) are spear-heading an agricultural skills training program at a local agricultural training center in Samraog, Cambodia.

This center will provide a free training course on not only the importance of how agriculture plays a vital role in the backbone of this country, but also the use of sustainable farming practices as a way of bettering both current and future generations. The center is also the place to show all trainees and other farmers all vegetables or crops they would like to plant. For the locals, the central aim they would like to benefit from attending these training lessons will be the opportunity to continue sustainable farming practices on their own. With renewed experiences and knowledge, the villagers will be able to start planting their own vegetables at home.

This project takes place in a dedicated project site 5 -6 km outside of our accommodation building. As such, you will need to cycle (15 – 20 mins) to and from our accommodation in order to join the week-long program. The main activities are training local farmers and youth on agriculture from Monday to Friday from 0:800 till 17:00 in the afternoon. You will be expected to have a keen interest in outdoor gardening and basic building work. You must also be willing to work in the sun, not be too scared of insects and bugs and engage in some heavy lifting. For most tasks you shall be with a local person. These key people who have extensive background in agriculture and project management will be your guide in deciding tasks or a project to complete.

All meals are provided at our accommodation. During your lunch break, you have the option to consume your packed-lunch on site or go by bike back to the accommodation site.

Additionally, this program will give you the chance to experience the authentic countryside of Cambodia by living amongst locals and helping out the villagers on their farms.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

  • Provide access to vocational training in horticulture, integrated farming and other sustainable farming practices and sustainable technology.
  • Improve practical application of rural development skills in-line with environmental preservation.
  • Enhance the capacity of young farmers for enterprise development.



  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents.
  • Khmer Do’s and Don’ts, Khmer Culture Lessons and Khmer Language Lessons.
  • Tour around the compound and local area; where to find local shops, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.
  • Lunch
  • Introduction to the Project, Visit Project site and start participating on the project.
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

A typical day during this program may look like this:

  • Breakfast
  • Join the training session with an introduction to integrated farming.
  • Join the construction at the center and engage in land preparation.
  • Engage in a personal project: workshop and group work.
  • Lunch
  • Make a model of crops or vegetable beds
  • Visit some local families who are working with vegetables
  • Help the families with their daily vegetable work
  • Prepare Earth block mixture (clay) and materials for binding
  • Dinner

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Do consider this job requires physical strength and endurance in hot weather conditions and must know how to ride a Bicycle.
  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Though pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination are no longer required to travel to Cambodia, however, be aware that if you have a connecting flight from your country to Cambodia, you will need to meet the requirement of the connecting airport, which may still require  pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination. Thus, it is recommended that you may have a COVID – 19 Vaccination.
  • You are advised to purchase travel, medical and Covid – 19 insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.

Additional Equipment

Personal belongings such as:

  • Comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting wet or dirty.
  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes as there are lots of activities taken by foot such as planting activities.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • Bring also hat, sunglasses to protect from the heat of the sun particularly during the mangrove plantation.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during planting activities.