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As PA is constantly growing, we always need more and more hands to work with the smallholder farmers that we partner with. With an experienced background Lim was the perfect candidate!

At only 24 years old, she has already worked as a manager of pepper farmers in Cambodia. She has an agricultural background in growing vegetables, rice and in plant breeding and holds a bachelor degree in Agronomy. This gives her a strong base of necessary knowledge for a job supporting smallholder farmers and helping them switch from rice to more profitable vegetables.

She joined the operations team of Project Alba in June 2017 and she quickly became a key element of the team. Lim started to work in Tramkork area with brand new farmers in the middle of September. In only 3.5 months, this area now represents 30% of our total production. With 25 tonnes produced monthly, this has fast become our second biggest area. This success means that in a very short period of time 60% of these farmers have already seen their income more than double. The farmers are earning additional income of $75 per month. This makes a huge difference to the lives of farmers and their families, who traditionally only make around $800 per year from growing rice.

Lim is the first woman among the field agents at Project Alba. We are very proud to count her among us and she can be proud too of what she has accomplished. Having such a strong woman in a team is a big success for us. We hope that other women will see the work Lim is delivering and be inspired to apply for roles in the team. Lim is the first woman among the field agents at Project Alba. We are very proud to count her among us and she can be proud too of what she has accomplished. Having such a strong woman in a team is a big success for us. We hope that other women will see the work Lim is delivering and be inspired to apply for roles in the team.

Field agents are key to the success of Project Alba. They help the small farmers of their country to improve their production and their income while helping them to respect the environment. Among many responsibilities they are in charge of the fluent transfer of information between farmers and the operations and R&D team. They work directly with farmers on assessing any problems with plants as pests or with soil fertility. And it is them who will help farmers to fix the situation.

Thank you to Lim and the field agents for your great work!

Lowery Michelle, 21st December 2017