MIGIP Journey in Cambodia

Mekong Inclusive Growth and Innovation Programme (MIGIP), 2017-2020, aimed to contribute to a more inclusive growth in the agriculture and tourism sector, enabling job creation and income generation for smaller farms and firms. MIGIP worked in the agriculture and tourism sectors in Cambodia. 

In the agriculture sector, MIGIP focused on increasing successful commercial adoption of appropriate existing agriculture technologies and strengthen local capacity in the development and commercialization of new, appropriate agriculture technologies for smallholder farmers. In the tourism sector, MIGIP also contributed to increased income and employment opportunities in Kampot through increased competitiveness in the tourism sector.

Our Model

MIGIP adoped Swisscontact’s Inclusive Markets Approach, and delivered its activities through its partners and supports them by strengthening their business model to be more inclusive and perform market functions effectively. MIGIP worked closely with the Government agencies, private sector enterprises (both at the national and the local level), research companies and universities.

Target Provinces

Originally, MIGIP implementation was planned in three provinces in Cambodia. The project then expanded throughout the country based on the needs of our partners.

In Agriculture

It has been known for being a major employer and livelihood option for most of the poor and it is one of the key engines for economic growth and poverty reduction in the country. As agriculture technologies can play a critical role in transforming Cambodia agriculture towards sustainable intensification. The programme supported the promotion of existing and new technologies giving special emphasis to sustainable agriculture, leading to more market driven employment and income generation. To achieve this vision in agriculture, MIGIP worked on the following intervention areas:

  1. Increase Efficiency of Service Provision
  2. Promote Adoption of Agriculture Technology
  3. Improve Quality of Crops
  4. Enhance Commercial Orientation of Agriculture Technologies

In Tourism

MIGIP recognised that growth in the tourism sector has the potential to contribute to job creation, revenue generation, the improvement of people’s livelihood and poverty alleviation. MIGIP aimed to increase the competitiveness of the tourism destination focusing on strengthening destination management structures and processes through public-private partnerships. To achieve this vision in tourism, MIGIP worked on the following intervention areas:

  1. Strengthen Destination Marketing
  2. Improve Service Quality & Skills
  3. Strengthen Specific Visitor Flows
  4. Enhance Destination Management Structure