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Cambodia Crop Production and Marketing Project (CCPMP)

 

 


Introduction

This wiki is designed  to support the work of Cambodia Crop Production and Marketing Project (ASEM-200-130) funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.   Our project is focussing on production and marketing problems faced by poor smallholder farmers in north-western Cambodia. Production of crops such as maize and soybean have been rapidly however, in the space of 10 years, crop yields are now declining and soils are being degraded by excessive cultivation and burning. The development has been largely driven by market demand in Thailand. Local farmers are disadvantaged by lack of market information, inadequate post-harvest technology, and transport infrastructure.

 

Project News

(images from our review meeting - underway now)

  • Our final project review meeting is being held NOW from 28-30 September, 2010 in Battambang. More details and links to all presentations to follow.
  • Socioeconomic
  • The project team met in Battambang 10-11 February 2009. Details and links to presentations.
  • The marketing team held a workshop in Pailin on 12 February 2009 with the newly formed NAMA silo association.

 

Project Partners

The Australia-based collaborators in the project are the University of New England (UNE), the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), The University of Canberra (UC), the University of Melbourne (http://landfood.unimelb.edu.au) and CSIRO. Collaborators in Cambodia are the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), the Maddox Jolie Pitt foundation (MJP) and CARE International. The Provincial Departments of Agriculture in Battambang and Pailin are engaged via MOUs and secondments with MJP and CARE.

 

Project Activities

The project will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and information at all stages of the value chain from farmer to end-user. This will deliver practical benefits including improved food security, increased income, and reduced vulnerability to disruptions for rural poor farmers. You can read more about the background to our project here or visit the project blog (to be updated soon). Our production and marketing teams will be soon be providing updates on their work. One of the exciting aspects of this project is our use of mobile phones and SMS technology and we are developing a mobile technology community of practice to share this work.

 

 

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