A quality assured rice producer group in Trabek village is within Trabek Cluster of Quality Assured Rice that covered 04 villages with 97 family members, located in Banteay Neang commune, Mongkol Borei district, Banteay Meanchey province, was established by AIMS in 2019.
This producer group has received a series of support from the AIMS such as Business Literacy Training, technical training, and market linkage. In between 2019 to 2020, they have engaged twice into contract farming with local traders on a total of 124ha of farmland, in which the post-harvest crop yield collection on average about 86% compared to contract volumes, particularly the second crop yield rate is much lower. Drought and lack of water sources become a big challenge for farmers and caused their second post-harvest crop was not enough supplied according to the contract farming. Owing to this problem encountered, the producer groups and commune authorities met and discussed trying to find ways to rehabilitate a big lake, which is the main water source in the vicinity, to ensure irrigation of the area and increase rice production. For more information, see the link