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Academic Talk resumes after a 6-month break

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Academic Talk is one of the academic activities initiated by some senior CSAN members. The main objective of the Talk is to offer a chance to those who wish to present their papers, readings, etc. under an informal atmosphere. The Talk is currently moderated by Ms LY Sopheap, a Doctoral Student at Graduate School of Law. Due to tight school schedule and the scarce availability of presenters, Academic Talk has been inactive for over 6 months since its previous session in March.

Upon invitation and availability, Mr HUOT Chanthy, a visiting researcher to the Agricultural Department of Nagoya University, agreed to talk at Academic Talk on Wednesday, 29 October, 2008, at Graduate School of International Development (GSID). The topic of the Talk was about “Agro-Processing Promotion in Rural Areas of Cambodia”, in which Mr HUOT Chanthy gave a comprehensive introduction to the agricultural sector in Cambodia, followed by some issues relating to Agro-industry. More specifically, he talked about two case studies conducted in Treang and Tramkok districts, Takeo Province, parts of a 3-year project schemed by the International Cooperation Center for Agricultural Education (ICCAE) and Royal University of Agriculture (RUA). The main theme of the project is the survey of income structure of Sraa-sar (rice wine) producing farmers and quality improvement experiement on using different yeasts and rice varieties as inputs, improving distillation system and labelling and bottling. The project is to be completed in 2011.

In Cambodia, Mr HUOT Chanthy is a lecturer at the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) and has been involved in several researches concerning agricultural products improvement. In Nagoya, Mr HUOT Chanthy is doing a short-term research under the topic mentioned above.

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