Farming is the lifeblood of Cambodia. Some eighty percent of the country’s population lives in rural areas, and around 37 percent of the total workforce is directly engaged in the agriculture sector.
But despite significant encouragement from the Government, agricultures role in the economy is diminishing, and productivity and production in recent years has showed signs of slowing, with the productivity of most small farms remains low.
While there’s significant potential to expand the production and processing of high yield varieties of rice, cassava, sugarcane, and other crops, the existing systems are poorly organized and inefficient.
Supply chains are long and populated by multiple intermediaries, among whom communication and knowledge sharing is weak.