Training on agroforestry techniques

Training on agroforestry techniques

The aim of this mission is to implement a training on agroforestry techniques for the NTFP’s team (Non Timber Forest Products).


The main projects of the community development program of NTFP are about Long Life Learning and Livelihood Promotion, Cashew Nut Production and Climate Change and Housing Rights.

The team would like to support the communities into new agricultural techniques and develop a new project on agroforestry, including for example mushrooms, coffee or cacao growing techniques. The objective of this project would be to support the community’s access to nutritive food that does not rely on wildlife hunting and that is sustainably produced.

There is a little collection of fruits, vegetables and mushrooms at the moment but which is not sufficient to feed all the community. This mission’s objective is to, after an assessment of the situation, train the NTFP’s team on how to grow agricultural products in the forest. It might need several missions before the objective is completed.

Intervention attendue du volontaire

The training will focus on the following:
– An assessment of the possibility to develop agroforestry in the identified areas and the current techniques of the community.
– An assessment of the agroforestry’s technique that could be implemented in the area.
– A training on how to improve the team’s technique regarding production in agroforestry systems.
The training must be very practical in order to facilitate the staff’s understanding and application to NTFP’s activities.
The volunteer will have to adapt to the existing material and skills of the team.
A guide including recommendations and tips for the NTFP’s team will be written by the trainer


Training hours:
• First week: activities in the field, in the village to assess the situation, meet the community leaders, CBO and community guards.
• Second week: activities and training in NTFP’s office in Banlung

The volunteer will travel every day on bicycle or will be walking from the hotel to the office.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be taken at the hotel or restaurants nearby.

Profil des bénéficiaires

The NTFP conservation project team (7 people) – 1 women and 6 men. some team members are fluent in English, some can understand well but don’t feel confident enough to speak.

Dispositif(s) possible(s)

Congé Solidaire;Mission Solidaire

Motivation attendue

A good level of English is mandatory for the mission.
The volunteer must be self-motivated and adaptable. She/he can adjust the training program and approach as he/she sees fit according to the circumstances.
The volunteer must also be motivated to work in a forest environement.

Notre partenaire local

Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP)


Non-Timber Forest Products, NTFP, is a local Non-Government Organization based in Ratanakiri Province, NE Cambodia. Since we were established in 1996 we have played a critical role in helping indigenous people secure their rights to their land and natural resources. We also recognize the vital importance of preserving the cultural heritage of indigenous people, often inextricably linked with their lands and forests.

NTFP works in Virachey and Veun Sai-Siem Pang National Parks that form part of a 11,217 km2 network of protected areas in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, one of the largest protected landscapes in the Mekong basin.

Wildlife surveys in 2021 confirmed the exceptional biodiversity of the Key Biodiversity Areas (hotspot) with presence of mega fauna and flora (In total, there are ten CR species present at Veun Sai – Siem Pang National Park that consists of 84.30% of evergreen forest, 13% of deciduous and bamboo forest, and extensive upland savannahs.)

Accueil et transfert

The volunteer should leave on Friday to arrive in Phnom Penh on Saturday morning.

The volunteer will be welcomed by a member of PU’s team and will be transported to a hotel near the airport for an overnight stay.

The volunteer will leave by mini-bus the following day/the day after (9h of travel).
Mini-bus schedules (day time only):
• 07.30 am – 4.30 pm
• 12.00 pm (noon) – 09.00 pm
The volunteer will leave by mini-bus the following day
Mini-bus schedules (day time only):
• 07.30 am – 4.30 pm
• 12.00 pm (noon) – 09.00 pm

Aéroport d’arrivée

Phnom Penh


The volunteer will be staying in Banlung, at a Hotel near NTFP’s office (individual private room, with key-lock, private bathroom)

Matériel disponible sur place

– The volunteer should bring a laptop with him/her.
– The volunteer should also bring specific clothes to work on a forest environment (long sleeves clothes and warm clothes, boots, hat, mosquito repellent, etc.)

Je postule

Je postule


Partenaire : Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP)

C, Banlung

GPS : lat

Langues :


Thématique : Environnement

Type d’intervention : Formation pour adultes

Compétences : Agriculture

Nombre attendu de volontaire(s) sur la mission : de 1 à 2 volontaires

Durée : 2 semaines

Dates :

📅 01-12-2022 au 01-12-2025

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