Slow Death

Small family farms can't compete with bigger farms

Small family farms can’t compete with bigger farms

When I was farming I was talking to a friend about a local scoundrel who’d bilked dozens of farmers out of their life’s savings. “What’s the worst thing you could hope for a guy like that?” I asked. “Slow death!” came his reply.

The problem is the small guys are doing the dying with their three to ten acre rice operations. The “fat cat” land grabbers are getting bloated. Small farmers are losing their land every year, some, sell their daughters to make ends meet. This has to stop, and Cambodia needs a way to feed their orphans. That’s why we are trying to develop the “Cambodian Rice Production Enterprise”.

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