Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia's health-conscious organisations launch film on organic food

Cambodia's health-conscious organisations launch film on organic food

food
A screengrab shows one of the characters in the new educational film My Food – My Health, produced by agricultural bodies CEDAC and COrAA. Photograph supplied

A short film promoting organic food and urging farmers to use less chemicals was launched yesterday.

Dr Chea Samnang, an actor known to many Cambodians, stars in My Food – My Health, a 19-minute educational film, produced by the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) and the Cambodian Organic Agriculture Association (COrAA).

The story focuses on a married couple who go to the countryside to learn about organic farming after health scares and concerns over the safety of their unborn child.

Keam Makarady, CEDAC’s health and environment program director, said it was the first time anyone in Cambodia had produced such a video.

“The video will become a useful tool to educate people, and teach them to eat and farm organic vegetables free from harmful chemicals,” he said.

Chhim Phally Both, program co-ordinator at COrAA, said the campaign was also aimed at changing the mindsets of farmers who use chemicals for efficiency.

Teav Chhart, an organic farming expert who appears in the video, said even though organic farming cost more  and took more effort, the health of the buyer was the priority.    

 

 

To contact the reporter on this story: Sen David at david.sen@phnompenhpost.com

   

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Cambodia's last tile masters: Why a local craft is under threat

Brought over by the French, painted cement tile making has been incorporated into Cambodian design for more than a century, even as the industry has died out in Europe.

Interview: Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father

The story of Loung Ung and her family’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge became known around the world with the success of her autobiographical book, First They Killed My Father.

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields.