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I want to be an expert farmer

I want to be an expert farmer

9 Phun Rattana

M​any young people wish for a position in an office with air conditioning and a good environment, but few want to work in the field under the hot sun all day.

Nonetheless, Phun Rattana, 23, decided to leave Banteay Meanchey province to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh and is hopes to be a successful farmer.

“After I graduate, if it is possible, I want to grow vegetables such as lettuce on a five hectare farm,” said Rattana.

He added that he has wanted to be a farmer since he was young. He said that compared to jobs at garment factories and other companies, growing vegetables can make a lot of money.

Besides studying at university, Rattana researches the market, technical information and new ideas of growing vegetable. He is not a fan of nonnatural fertilisers and pesticides.

“If we work hard and provide good quality vegetable without chemicals, our products will be sold at high standards.”

He added that he has done some experiments on growing vegetables on 10- to 20-square-metre plots and has studies how to cultivate successfully with his friends.

Even though farming is very tiring and complicated, Rattana still wishes to fulfil his dream as a successful farmer some day in the future.

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