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FROM THIS LAND: travelogue episode 4

07 Jun 2021



The team fly south to the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh to see how farmers, designers, scientists and business owners are working together to grow safer, more valuable vegetables. They hear from a dedicated agri-advisor and enjoy the farm and beautiful voice of young Cambodian cucumber farmer and part-time crooner, Sim Sokhon.

Welcome to From This Land: a podcast series looking for signs of development impact. Join photographer Wara Bullôt, aid expert Suzie Newman and writer Phil Johnstone as they visit the last of four NZ-supported projects in Vietnam and Cambodia. The team are there to create content for the Plant & Food Research photo exhibition, From This Land. In the next episode, we look at the impact of the pandemic on the four projects we visited, and the work of other New Zealand development agencies.

Technical support for this Plant & Food Research podcast from Martin Heffer. Original music by Miller Yule. Voiced and produced by Phil Johnstone. To view the exhibition online and see its latest touring schedule, go to

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