Yang Saing Koma Facts
Cambodian agricultural scientist
- Yang Saing Koma is receipent of the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award for 'putting science at the service of the farmers'.
- He was born on July 18, 1966.
- He studied on an scholarship to Germany where he specialized in agriculture and earned a doctorate at the University of Leipzig in 1995.
- He founded the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) in 1997.
- In 2008, his CEDAC Enterprise for Development (CESDE) got renamed into Sahakreas CEDAC (SKC), a social enterprise that addresses predatory market conditions by linking farmers directly to the market.
- He is the Founder and Editor, a monthly farmer magazine published since 1999.