Cambodia Horticulture Advancing Nutrition and Income (CHAIN) project is a Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded three year programme. It aims to reduce rural income poverty in Cambodia by increasing the income of 6,000 smallholder farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs by 2018.
As the technical consortium partner, Swisscontact facilitates an inclusive and sustainable increase in income of rural men and women, including ethnic minorities, in the provinces of Stung Treng, Preah Vihear, Kratie and Oddar Meanchey.
The project focuses on three groups of rural poor producers:
To realise systemic market changes in which private and public partners deliver effective services, the project is working on five intervention areas:
To date the project has reached out to 5,662 poor households. This includes 1,301 semi-commercial and commercial farmers (70% women and 7% ethnic minorities), 4,262 homestead farmers (72% women and 11% ethnic minorities), and 99 processors (92% women). To achieve these results, CHAIN works with various partners in the market, including 8 public sector partners, 6 non-governmental organization partners, 6 large, private companies, 22 small agricultural input retailers, and 16 local vegetable traders.
2014 - 2017 (phase I of three phases)
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