Agricultural Sector in Cambodia
• 9 February – 1 April 2014

Phearun Khom

Project Summary
Will the Earth have enough agricultural resources to provide food for an ever-expanding human population?

This exploration will strongly focus on rice sector and other involved components of agricultural sector in Cambodia. In this exploration, students will be let conduct a research engaging with the process of producing the rice and animals husbandry. We will find out how this sector impact the people’s income and Cambodian economy. We will also look at the yields formation in depth offered by conventional and modern farming and different farming techniques. Students will be equipped the present issues having influence over the development of agriculture in order to seek the solutions to remedy those. Not only studying the contents in class, but students will also have field trips to visit NGOs working on it and farmers. Last but not least, we will create a satisfactory documentary about agriculture in Cambodia to share with the world to get to know about it.

Project Outcome
After seven weeks over the course, students will be able to demonstrate the understandings of agricultural sector in Cambodia and how crucial it is to contribute to developing farmers’ and national economy growth. They will search and acquire more new ideas to enhance agriculture and get farmers good recommendation for improvement. Additionally, they will practice other skills such as experience outside campus site, documenting, photography, communication skill, presentation and research and development skill.

Project Mentors
– Ministry of Agriculture
– Srer Khmer NGOs
– Farmers

Field Experiences
Taking place outside of Liger

21st Century Learning Skills
from Seven Survival Skills – Tony Wagner – The Global Achievement Gap 2008, 2010
Problem-solving and critical thinking;
Collaboration across networks and leading by influence;
Agility and adaptability;
Effective written and oral communication;
Accessing and analyzing information; and
Curiosity and imagination.

Core Curriculum Areas
Science: material world (eg chemistry)

How does this project address the following 3 areas? (Need clarification from Jeff)
Information Technology
Students will practice blogging skill and communicate via Skype
video/ photography
Blog (support from Max and Bunny)
Making a change in Cambodia
Students will be able to acquire practical ideas to improve agricultural sector in Cambodia
Global Connections
Students will share with the Cambodian people as well as the world what they have found out about the process of agriculture through their blog and documentary.
Students will have to communicate with agriculture experts from local and international partners.

Additional Resources

David P

Essential Questions
What are the current issues of agricultural sector development in Cambodia?
What role does agriculture play in basic human nutrition?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of fertilizer and pesticide use?
What techniques do most Cambodian farmers follow in rice farming?
How much does agriculture impact Cambodia and her people?
How can farmers change their agricultural practices for more sustainable food production and economic outcomes?

Documentation, interview, field trip to …

Week 1
Feb 9 – 13
Students’ goal of the project
Introduction to the project
Talk about agriculture in Cambodia
Introduction to the components of agriculture
Importance of agriculture

Research relevant works done by NGOs, companies to identify problems/ solution (one group).
Questionnaires to relevant stakeholder–interviewed by phones to the relevant stakeholders.
Notes: .

Week 2
Feb 16 – 20
Field trip to ministry of agriculture to interview about agricultural sector in Cambodia ( Reflection on study trip on bus)
Analyze and Identify the issues affect the agricultural development ( from data collection)

Find out the existing solutions to the problems
The use of fertilizers and pesticides in agricultural sector
Reflection what getting from the trip

Notes: lkjadsil

Week 3
Mar 2 – 6
Field trip to target organization that works on the agriculture
Make documentary

Export of agricultural resources and products
Talking about animal husbandry

Demonstration of both rice sector and animal farming

Identifying the cost and benefits

Notes: lkjadsil.

Week 4
Mar 9-13
Group students for documentary produce (Editing/Collect data..)
Field trip to record farmers’
activities of producing rice
Start to document
Discuss about result gaining from the
the trip and start to research about agricultural practices
Notes: lkjadsil

Week 5
Mar 16-20
Still in the progress of making documentary
How much impact made by agriculture sector to the economic development..
Find out the solutions to remedy the current issues ..
Share the recommendation for
improving the agriculture
Notes: lkjadsil

Week 6
Mar 23-27
keep the process of documentary establishment
Write the blog

Week 7
March 30-
Writing blog and reflection

Notes: Including Sharing the project


  Entrepreneur Exploration 

When we went to Expo at Koh Pich
When we went to Expo at Koh Pich

1 What was the main thing you learning during Entrepreneurship?

This is my products that I have design
This is my products that I have design
  • During entrepreneurship I learned about 3D printing
  • How to invent new idea that helps peoples
  • I learned how to used 123D Design program to make my products
  • How 3D machine work
  • I learned before making our company what we need to do?
  • How to works in the team
  • How to lead the group and find the solution when we are disagree something

Write the six terms you think are most important? Why do you think they are most important?

  • Target Audience: The reason that I choose Target Audience because when we want to do something we have to talked to the specific peoples.
  • Failing fast: The reason that I choose Failing fast because when we try to make something then it fail but we still doing it. We learned from its and make it better than before.
  •  Profit / Loss: The reason that I choose Profit / Loss because when do business we try to make moneys. It good to know because we know that how much we can sale that we not loss the money.
  • Resilience : The reason that I choose Resilience because the business is hard to make but we still doing it.
  • Market : The reason that I choose Market because when we make our own company we need to find out the market what they need and we we sale our products.
  • Prototype: The reason that I choose Prototype because before we make something we need to have the plan and know the side of the product.

If you could do entrepreneurship exploration again, What would you do different? What product? What term? How to sale?

  • I will check out the market what peoples need
  • Find the place to sale that have a lot of costumer

New products

  • Phone case
  • Cambodia map
  • Study shelf(put pencil, pen, book etc)

I will sale

  • Make the place that put our products
  • Find the market
  • Put the sign of our products that we have
  • I will make the website to sale my products
  • Post the video of my products

Visited my site


Please check the video here:

Algebra A

Name of Course: Algebra A

Learning Facilitator: Jeff Boucher

Number of Students: 14

Dates: August 12 – January 16

Days we Meet: Monday – Tuesday

I Learn Algebra In Green Room.

Course Description: In our Advanced Enrichment we learned about Math. This Advanced Enrichment lasted really long and the students had a really hard time working on that. We learned the hard math by learning it step by step. There are many clever students in this class and all of them are very patient. Every day in our class the math got harder and harder but we got smarter as the time kept going. Sometimes we realized that the math that we had learned could be used in real life. The important things that we learned for the whole year were negative numbers, the Greatest Common Factors, linear equations, y=mx+b form or Slope-interception, parabolas, Quadratic formula/equation, etc. All of these math sections were very hard. It is something that people will think that it is hard because they did not try yet and for those people who try they will think it is easy. But for us here we do not think it was hard or easy we were just trying our best.