Africa’s wheat consumption is increasing for several reasons, including population and income growth, urbanization and changing lifestyles. Most African countries are thus spending millions...
The current IFAD results-based country strategic opportunities programme supports the government’s poverty reduction initiatives and has three strategic objectives:
- Enable poor smallholders to take advantage of market opportunities.
- Increase resilience to climate change and other shocks in poor rural households and communities.
- Improve poor households’ access to strengthened rural services.
In Cambodia, IFAD’s work focuses on the following thematic areas:
- Agricultural value chain development, facilitation, and brokering service.
- Extension policy implementation using diverse models to deliver extension to farmers, including “contracting out”, farmer-to-farmer extension services, support to farmers’ organizations, public-private partnerships, and direct extension by the public sector.
- Programme budgeting and development of the national and provincial agricultural development plans.
- Rural infrastructure for agricultural markets, business and trade.
- Digital technology for the agriculture sector, including online payment, digital finance, online logistics and digital markets for agricultural value chains.
- Climate change adaptation in extension, conservation agriculture practice, and risk mitigation in infrastructure investment.
- Renewable energy technology, including support for smallholder agriculture value chains.
- Microfinance, including value chain financing and group revolving funds.
- Skills and enterprise development through support for the implementation of a demand-driven skills development fund and an enterprise promotion fund.
- Programme-based approach leveraging synergies between ongoing IFAD-supported projects to create an integrated package of support to the smallholder agriculture sector, and working with other development partners through a country programme steering committee.
To date, 9 projects have been conducted in the country, at a total cost of US $588.43 million million, with IFAD financing amounting to US $151.6 million. An estimated 1,338,500 households have benefited directly.
|Year of publication|
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
10 Jun 2020
|Related organisation(s)||IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development|
|Knowledge service | Metadata||Global Food and Nutrition Security | Food security and food crisesClimate extremes and food security|
|Digital Europa Thesaurus (DET)||climate changeinvestmentpovertydeveloping countriesresilience|
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