HOW KNOWLEDGE OF ONE MAN HELPS ONE VILLAGE
It all started in 2008 when Uncle Him Sat, who is now a retired teacher saw more and more downsides of the chemically-processed fertilizer that he had used. In addition to poor quality rice, the fertilizer made his land harder, thus made it very difficult to plow. After talking to some people he knew who are knowledgeable about farming technique, he went on a training course about compost-making, which turned out to be the best solution to his problem!
From this training, he realized that all it takes are: Siam weed, cow dunks, and waste from the toilet to make nurturing compost. On top of that, all these components can easily be found for free all over the village. Thanks to what he calls the “Magic Fertilizer”, the quality of Uncle Sat’s yield has become better than ever, but most importantly, compost saves his beloved land from turning barren. Seeing such obvious benefits, more and more villagers have come to ask Uncle Sat about compost-making and utilization, and now almost every family in his village is using compost for their rice-planting. “Without compost, my land wouldn’t be this soft and my rice also wouldn’t be this delicious!” said Aunty Moeun, one of the many villagers, who learns about the compost-making from Uncle Sat.