Our practices such as crop rotation, use of organic matter, live barriers, and use of beneficial fungi and bacterias allow our farmers to improve their soil fertility over time and strongly reduce the need for chemicals, allowing us to bring healthy crops to consumers.
We need to mitigate our exposure to climate risk, especially droughts. With that in mind, we're starting in a new area, Kampot, nearby our initial area Takeo. We've got good reception from authorities and early meetings there.
Compared to average income farmers working with Project Alba experience a 200% increase of income. For some farmers like Phan Khom that increased his land last year with his own investments, this paid off as he reached 2500$ of income.
We are facing a strong drought due to El Niño. However our farmers are using that time to deepen their ponds and increase their water resources in order to be more ready for future harsh climatic events.