A Best Practice Farm shares its lessons learnt
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.
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.
Mr Ra Ten
Standards in the Southeast Asian Food Trade (SAFT)