Extra US$15 Million to Promote Climate Resilient Agricultural Practices

AKP Phnom Penh, August 07, 2018 —

An additional amount of over US$15 million has been invested to promote agricultural practices resilient with climate change among small-scale farmers.

According to the update from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, this is its joint intervention with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The assistance, it continued, is added up the existing US$52.4 million for the implementation of a project called Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE).

The seven-year project (2015-2021) is being carried out in eleven provinces across Cambodia, including Preah Vihear, Kratie, Stung Treng, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kandal, Takeo, Kampot, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang.

The project is supporting small-scale farmers in grassroots communities targeted to improve their adaptive capacity to climate change in order to sustain high agricultural productivity.

In order to promote effective services of the project’s officials, the ministry also equipped them with 178 motorbikes and 560 computer sets powered by solar panels.

By Lim Nary