Transferring permaculture skills in Cambodia

Ockenden Cambodia is an NGO based in Cambodia specialised in agroforestry, environmental mitigation, skills training, enterprise development, micro credit and community mobilisation.

Ockenden Cambodia is well known for empowering and providing capacity building to local civil society structures like local NGOs and Community Based Organisations.

The organisation received a AUD1,000 grant from Permafund in 2014.

Planting Paper Tree

Planting Paper Tree

The funds is helping the Ockenden Cambodia extend and transfer their knowledge of Permaculture amongst team members, partner NGOs/CBOs, key farmers and for that purpose, to set up a Model Permaculture Farm and Training Centre in one of the target provinces of the country.

The funds helped support:

  • Paper trees planting (1,500 trees)
  • Up-grade latrine (to biogas)
  • Replace roof of the Permaculture training centre
  • Sitting area
  • Timbers & Roof for building compost centre
  • Purchasing Building tools for the Permaculture Farm.

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  1. Jim Plamondon

    Alexia —

    I appreciate your informative post about PermaFund’s support for Ockenden Cambodia (OC). 🙂

    As a Battambang resident, I would be *delighted* to learn more about OC’s “Model Permaculture Farm and Training Centre.” I have been attempting to do so for months, with no results so far.

    Can you please help me with the answers to three questions?
    1. Is OC still active? (Its blog hasn’t been updated since 2009; it last posted an Annual Report to its website in 2009; and it is unresponsive to email.)

    2. What email address will reliably reach, elicit a response from, OC and/or said farm/centre’s staff? (Thus far, the numerous emails I’ve sent to all of OC’s published email addresses have failed to elicit any response whatsoever – not even a bounce message.)

    3. What are the Google Map -compatible GPS coordinates of Ockenden Cambodia’s “Model Permaculture Farm and Training Centre”? (At present, the farm/centre’s location is not published anywhere on the Internet. It is said to be at “Katch Phkar,” but that geographic name is not recognized by Google Maps.)

    With apologies for the obviousness of my frustration, I am

    Yours Respectfully,

    Jim Plamondon
    Battambang, Cambodia

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