A Best Practice Farm shares its lessons learnt

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In August 2016, the ASEAN-German Cooperation Project “Standards in the Southeast Asian Food Trade” (SAFT) project entered an integrated Public Private Partnership (iPPP) with the Khmer Organic Cooperative Co., Ltd (KOC) in Cambodia. So far two major developments can be seen: Firstly, the first two Cambodian farms have been certified according to the EU organic standard. Secondly, a project on palm juice is currently at the pre-audit stage and will soon also acquire certification on food safety. Furthermore, KOC has received several trainings on capacity building and technical advice with SAFT’s support throughout this partnership.

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The knowledge and lessons learnt that KOC has gained from the iPPP with SAFT will be shared with contract farming group producers, in order to improve their quality controlling and management. Therefore (KOC) organized a training course on Internal Control System (ISC) Management on August 17-18, 2017 and a training course on Postharvest management on August 25, 2017. The participants of the trainings were 19 contract farming group producers from the Kampong Norng village, the Kounsaat commune, the Teuk Chhou district, and the Kampot province.

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Mr Ra Ten
Technical Advisor
Standards in the Southeast Asian Food Trade (SAFT)
GIZ Cambodia
ra.ten@giz.de

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How to improve the use of food standards in Cambodia? A Public Private Dialogue among actors of the fruit and vegetable supply chain

Group Dialogue (Retailers & Lucky Super Market)

Group Dialogue (Retailers & Lucky Super Market)

05 September 2017

Despite a growing demand for certified foods among Cambodian and international consumers, only a small amount of food grown in Cambodia is currently certified. One of the reasons that hinder the certification is the lack of exchange among actors in the supply chain.

Although a roadmap for the implementation of GAP and organic food has already been developed by the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) with the support of the ASEAN-German Cooperation Project “Standards in the Southeast Asian Food Trade” (SAFT)“, what was still missing was a commitment of the whole supply chain – farmers, retailers and consumers – to use these standards actively. More >>>

How to improve the use of food standards in Cambodia? A Public Private Dialogue among actors of the fruit and vegetable supply chain

Group Dialogue (Retailers & Lucky Super Market)

Group Dialogue (Retailers & Lucky Super Market)

05 September 2017

Despite a growing demand for certified foods among Cambodian and international consumers, only a small amount of food grown in Cambodia is currently certified. One of the reasons that hinder the certification is the lack of exchange among actors in the supply chain.

Although a roadmap for the implementation of GAP and organic food has already been developed by the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) with the support of the ASEAN-German Cooperation Project “Standards in the Southeast Asian Food Trade” (SAFT)“, what was still missing was a commitment of the whole supply chain – farmers, retailers and consumers – to use these standards actively. The more supermarkets request GAP or Organic products, the more farmers see a value in complying with these standards due to attaining exclusive access and a higher price for their products. For the consumers, certified food gives them the opportunity to buy safe and sustainably produced food.

The GDA in cooperation with SAFT thus organized a Public Private Dialogue on August 31, 2017 in order to create a platform for key stakeholder to actively exchange and agree on steps to improve the use of GAP and organic standards. In addition to the dialogue, participants were invited on the next day, September 1, 2017, to visit an organic farm to see how organic production of foods looks like. This trip was co-organized with the Khmer Organic Cooperative., Ltd (KOC).

Group Dialogue (Consumers)

Group Dialogue (Consumers)

There were 108 participants, including representatives from the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) of the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), the Ministry of Commerce, AEON mall Cambodia, DFI lucky super market, retailers, producers, NGOs, private sectors, IFC and GIZ (ILF-Improved Livelihood and Food Security (ILF), GIZ ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (ASEAN-SAS), Multisectoral Food and Nutrition Security (MUSEFO) and SAFT). The results of the event were agreed steps among actors along the fruit and vegetable supply chain on measures to improve the use of GAP and organic foods. This means that in the near future, it can be expected that there will be more certified fruits and vegetables in the supermarket shelves available in Cambodia.

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Group Photo

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Mr Ra Ten
Technical Advisor
Standards in the Southeast Asian Food Trade (SAFT)
GIZ Cambodia
ra.ten@giz.de

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Launching event for the first EU Certified Organic Farms of fresh fruits and vegetables in Cambodia

Dr. Hean Vanhan Government Delegate in charge of General Director of GDA23 August 2017

Integrated Public Private Partnerships (iPPP) are a key component of the “Standards in the Southeast Asian Food Trade” (SAFT) project. Such partnerships are based on the idea that development goals are best achieved when the public sector cooperates with the private sector. In Cambodia, SAFT entered an iPPP agreement with the Khmer Organic Cooperative Co., Ltd (KOC) for the period of 15 September 2016 to 28 February 2018, with a total volume of 95,000 Euros. More >>>

Launching event for the first EU Certified Organic Farms of fresh fruits and vegetables in Cambodia

Dr. Hean Vanhan Government Delegate in charge of General Director of GDA23 August 2017

Integrated Public Private Partnerships (iPPP) are a key component of the “Standards in the Southeast Asian Food Trade” (SAFT) project. Such partnerships are based on the idea that development goals are best achieved when the public sector cooperates with the private sector. In Cambodia, SAFT entered an iPPP agreement with the Khmer Organic Cooperative Co., Ltd (KOC) for the period of 15 September 2016 to 28 February 2018, with a total volume of 95,000 Euros. SAFT also cooperated with the GIZ regional project “ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems” (ASEAN-SAS) on showcasing organic best practices for the production of vegetables and fruits, and on how to create regional market access in Cambodia. As a result of several trainings and technical advice, two organic agricultural farms of KOC have been successfully certified.

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To celebrate this achievement, the SAFT project in cooperation with KOC organized a launching Ceremony for the first EU Certified Organic Farms in Cambodia on August 11, 2017. The event aimed at promoting food standards to relevant stakeholders, building trust with companies on EU organic certified products, and highlighting the importance of growing food that is safe for eat. There were 118 participants, including representatives from the German Embassy, GIZ, Government Ministries, NGOs, Businesses, lucky super market and consumers.

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Ra Ten

ra.ten@giz.de

Technical Advisor Standards in the Southeast Asian Food Trade (SAFT) Cambodia

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