The Royal Government of Cambodia’s (RGC) vision to modernize the country’s agriculture recognizes that sustainable intensification “primarily depends on the application of techniques, new technologies, R&D, mechanization, and increased capacity of irrigation to improve productivity.” Furthermore, research has shown that technologies play a key role in the promotion of the three principles of CA and regenerative agriculture. However, the commercialization of sustainable practices and technologies is still nascent in Cambodia. Swisscontact has been working on multiple initiatives to commercialize technologies and practices that support the transition towards regenerative agriculture. These initiatives include internal Swisscontact tools and approaches, and practices that aim to be institutionalized within the government systems.
The tools and approaches are internal products of Swisscontact that aim to support private sector in commercializing CA machinery and technologies. These tools and approaches include:
The practices reflect the initiatives that are currently implemented through public-private coordination, and support from development partners, however, aim to be fully embedded within the government systems. These practices include: