Agriculture Services Programme for an Inclusive Rural Economy and Agricultural Trade

What’s ASPIRE-AT

Agriculture Services Programme for an Inclusive Rural Economy and Agricultural Trade builds on the success of the Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE) implemented from 2015-22.

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GOAL

Rural poverty and vulnerability have decreased and climate resilience of Cambodian rural households has increased through inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth in agriculture sector

Safe Vegetables

“Safe vegetables” promote health and are free of chemical and microbiological hazards. “Safe vegetable value chains” include input providers, farmers, collectors, food distribution and value-added processing facilities, and marketers who sell directly to consumers. As key actors in safe vegetable value chains, smallholder farmers are primed to increase their incomes and improve their food security.

Development Objective

Inclusive and sustainable agriculture sector growth based on exports and domestic markets has increased incomes of rural producers and workers

Component 1

Productive & Resilient Assets for Producer Organizations

Component 2

Business Partnership and Market Access

Component 3

Aggregating Farmers and integrate them into Value Chains

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ASPIRE-AT

Agriculture Services Programme for an Inclusive Rural Economy and Agricultural Trade is a programme of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia (GoKC) implemented by Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and financed by International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), European Investment Bank (EIB) and GoKC

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Vegetable
Fresh Fruits
Processed Fruits
Cashew
Cashew Nut
Maize
Backyard Chicken
Backyard Chicken
Pepper
Pepper
Initial target value chains
Goals
1

Rural poverty and vulnerability have decreased and climate resilience of Cambodian rural households has increased through inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth in agriculture sector.

Development Objective
2

Inclusive and sustainable agriculture sector growth based on exports and domestic markets has increased incomes of rural producers and workers.

Integrated Components
3

Component 1: Productive & Resilient Assets for Producer Organizations; Component 2: Business Partnership and Market Access and Component 3: Aggregating Farmers and integrate them into Value Chains.

ASPIRE-AT

OUTCOMES

  • Outcome 1:
    Outcome 1:

    Productivity and Resilient Assets for Producer Organizations finances productive investments of POs and their members and related public infrastructure.

  • Outcome 2:
    Outcome 2:

    Business Partnership and Market Access provides financing and capacity development support to SMAEs in the target value chains and also finances supporting public investments in public services and associated infrastructure, to include a Post-Harvest Reference Centre, Export Quarantine Inspection Offices, a Plant Health Reference Laboratory and Plant Health Research Stations.

  • Outcome 3:
    Outcome 3:

    Aggregating Farmers and Integrating them in Value Chains will provide capacity building support to new and existing POs to help them achieve the capacity required to qualify for investment support.

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ASPIRE-AT Support

Target Beneficiaries

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ASPRIRE-AT supports:

•125,000 rural households (corresponding to 500,000 people), who are poor and vulnerable rural Cambodians whose income is less than 150% of the national poverty line.
•500 Producer Organizations/Agriculture Cooperatives
•35 Unions of Agriculture Cooperative
•Agribusinesses and local traders
•Strategic infrastructure for agriculture trade facilitation
•Development & dissemination of improved agricultural, post-harvest and processing technologies

Target Area of ASPIRE-AT:
  • Based on the selection of price chains (agricultural products) for the benefit of small and medium production farmers and job opportunities for the rural poor (17 provinces)
  • Potential for the development of the value chain of farm chickens, vegetables, corn, pepper, cashews, fresh fruits and processed fruits
  • Ability to enter the market
  • A farmer in a business group supported by ASPIRE Programme and AIMs Project
  • Located in the economic pole of the target SAAMBAT Project
  • Indigenous people live there
  • Facing environmental damage and climate vulnerability
  • In addition to the intervention of other development partners
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ASPIRE-AT Annual Plan

  • 2023
  • 2024
  • 2025
  • 2026
  • 2027
  • 2028
  • 2029

Target Value Chains & Geographical in First year

• Battambang, Pailen, Banthey Meanchey, Siem Reap (Longan, Native Chicken, Vegetable, Maize) • Kratie, Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Kampong Thom (Cashew, Native Chicken, Maize, Pepper) • Rattanakiri, Steung Treng, Preah Vihear, Oddor Meanchey (Cashew, Native Chicken) • Kandal, Takeo, Preh Sihanuk (Vegetable, Native chicken) • Prey Veng, Svay Reang (Vegetable, Native chicken)

Target Value Chains & Geographical in Second year

• Battambang, Pailen, Banthey Meanchey, Siem Reap (Longan, Native Chicken, Vegetable, Maize) • Kratie, Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Kampong Thom (Cashew, Native Chicken, Maize, Pepper) • Rattanakiri, Steung Treng, Preah Vihear, Oddor Meanchey (Cashew, Native Chicken) • Kandal, Takeo, Preh Sihanuk (Vegetable, Native chicken) • Prey Veng, Svay Reang (Vegetable, Native chicken)

Target Value Chains & Geographical in Third year

• Battambang, Pailen, Banthey Meanchey, Siem Reap (Longan, Native Chicken, Vegetable, Maize) • Kratie, Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Kampong Thom (Cashew, Native Chicken, Maize, Pepper) • Rattanakiri, Steung Treng, Preah Vihear, Oddor Meanchey (Cashew, Native Chicken) • Kandal, Takeo, Preh Sihanuk (Vegetable, Native chicken) • Prey Veng, Svay Reang (Vegetable, Native chicken)

Target Value Chains & Geographical in Fourth year

• Battambang, Pailen, Banthey Meanchey, Siem Reap (Longan, Native Chicken, Vegetable, Maize) • Kratie, Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Kampong Thom (Cashew, Native Chicken, Maize, Pepper) • Rattanakiri, Steung Treng, Preah Vihear, Oddor Meanchey (Cashew, Native Chicken) • Kandal, Takeo, Preh Sihanuk (Vegetable, Native chicken) • Prey Veng, Svay Reang (Vegetable, Native chicken)

Target Value Chains & Geographical in Fifth year

• Battambang, Pailen, Banthey Meanchey, Siem Reap (Longan, Native Chicken, Vegetable, Maize) • Kratie, Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Kampong Thom (Cashew, Native Chicken, Maize, Pepper) • Rattanakiri, Steung Treng, Preah Vihear, Oddor Meanchey (Cashew, Native Chicken) • Kandal, Takeo, Preh Sihanuk (Vegetable, Native chicken) • Prey Veng, Svay Reang (Vegetable, Native chicken)

Target Value Chains & Geographical in Sixth year

• Battambang, Pailen, Banthey Meanchey, Siem Reap (Longan, Native Chicken, Vegetable, Maize) • Kratie, Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Kampong Thom (Cashew, Native Chicken, Maize, Pepper) • Rattanakiri, Steung Treng, Preah Vihear, Oddor Meanchey (Cashew, Native Chicken) • Kandal, Takeo, Preh Sihanuk (Vegetable, Native chicken) • Prey Veng, Svay Reang (Vegetable, Native chicken)

Target Value Chains & Geographical in Seventh year

• Battambang, Pailen, Banthey Meanchey, Siem Reap (Longan, Native Chicken, Vegetable, Maize) • Kratie, Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum, Kampong Thom (Cashew, Native Chicken, Maize, Pepper) • Rattanakiri, Steung Treng, Preah Vihear, Oddor Meanchey (Cashew, Native Chicken) • Kandal, Takeo, Preh Sihanuk (Vegetable, Native chicken) • Prey Veng, Svay Reang (Vegetable, Native chicken)

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Years of Agriculture Services Programme for an Inclusive Rural Economy and Agricultural Trade

The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Samdech Hun Sen, has urged investment in the processing of Cambodian cashews for export. Samdech has a vision to want Cambodia to become the emperor of cashews in the world.

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Cashew
— Cambodia has great potential in the agricultural sector, but agricultural processing is still low. Cashew experts urge local investors to invest more in agriculture than at present.
LAUNCHING WORKSHOP ASPIRE-AT

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Launch the start-up of ASPIRE-AT
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Discuss and clarify the strategy
for implementation ASPIRE-AT with all IAs

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Food security, economic
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