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Young Cambodian shepherd with big dream

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Bun Chanvireak with a sheep. He is hoping to make it as a sheep farmer. AKP

A young successful Cambodian shepherd is taking the next level of transforming his sheep rearing farm into a tourism product.

Bun Chanvireak, 25, is running a lucrative sheep rearing farm in Kampong Chhnang province thanks to rare practice of such business in the province as well as in Cambodia at large.

The untrained shepherd started hard since 2017 with 11 sheep by taking advantage of online research and has built himself as an expert running a farm of an average 100 sheep and earns a very decent income from selling the animal meat.

Growing sheep is not an easy business because the animal is very sensitive with weather and demands very good care, nevertheless, Bun Chanvireak is making it well.

At his farm, he has designed very nice areas for sheep, develops micro irrigation systems and facilities, and grows various kinds of vegetables.

The young man had an ambition to transform the sheep rearing farm into a tourist attraction since he started the work – everything has been gradually built on purpose.

Bun Chanvireak will take more time to achieve his dream agro-tourism, but he is working hard on it and very positive about the result.

If the dream is realised, it will be Cambodia’s first tourism product of its kind and eventually inspire young Cambodians to pursue their dreams. Lim Nary – AKP

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