Programs & Projects

Performance of Cluster Method in Rehabilitating Degraded Lands in Cambodia (AFoCO-NIFoS Research Project)

Countries: Cambodia
Duration:  2021 - 2023 (AFoCO/021/2021)
Budget:      34,500 USD

Goal & Objectives

  • Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of cluster planting combined with the Miyawaki method in rehabilitating degraded lands
  • Determine the survival of test species (D. cochinchinensis) planted together with other species in a cluster using the Miyawaki method
  • Determine the effectiveness of coconut coir as a water-retaining agent on the survival of seedlings

Main Activities

  • Preparation and Site Layout and Establishment
    • Production & purchase of seedlings
    • Layout and establishment of experimental plots
    • Sampling of weeds
    • Maintenance weeding of experimental plots
    • Monitoring and measurements
  • Analysis of Data
    • Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of cluster planting combined with the Miyawaki method in rehabilitating degraded lands
    • Determine the survival of test species (D. cochinchinensis) planted together with other species in a cluster using the Miyawaki method
    • Determine the effectiveness of coconut coir as a water-retaining agent on the survival of seedlings

Expected Outputs

The project has three expected outputs:

  • Statistical analysis comparing the growth of the plants in Treatments 1, 2, and 3
  • Comparative cost-efficiency of the three treatments
  • Policy recommendations on the potential of the Miyawaki method

 

FEATURE: Rehabilitating degraded lands in Cambodia through the cluster method

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MoUs inked for AFoCO-NIFoS Research Projects with Cambodia and Viet Nam

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