Information to CA is limited as the commercial application of CA is relatively new in Cambodia. All kinds of channels need to be used to spread the knowledge of CA. Finance always plays an important role for farmers hence coupling CA knowledge with financial institutions will help in disseminating CA information through market actors. This will also help the financial service providers to understand the financial needs of farmers to apply CA practices and thus can tailor their products accordingly. In addition, ARDB understands about farmers demand in CA/SI machinery and technology. Through this collaboration, ARDB aims provide CA loan to small holder farmers and promote CA with their target clients.
ARDB aims to provide credit to farmers practicing agroecology and regenerative agriculture particularly green financing loan with low interest rate through the Met Kasekor and other related events.
ARDB institutionalizes a loan product for CA farmers. In additional, this green financing initiative with ARDB aims to test the effectiveness of blending CA knowledge with financing for replication. A handbook (depending on intervention progress) will be developed as a product offering of Swisscontact as a resource for interested stakeholders to replicate efforts elsewhere.