In Cambodia, Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) was initiated in 2015 after the government, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF), private sector entities, and development partners (DPs) attended the SRP global plenaries. The establishment of the National Chapter of Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) was then initiated in 2019 during the SRP 8th Plenary Meeting and General Assembly hosted in Siem Reap, Cambodia. In 2021, the memorandum of agreement (MoA) was signed among five organizations, including the General Department of Agriculture, Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Swisscontact and Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD) aiming to define the support and engagements of these stakeholders on the SRP National Chapter.
A participatory approach was applied in developing the roadmap. A strategic roadmap consultation workshop was held on August 23, 2022, attended by 59 participants. Following the workshop, four sub-committees were formed to work on different elements of the roadmap to finalize it.
The Validation Workshop for SRP’s 5-Year Roadmap Development in Cambodia therefore was organized in order to present, discuss, obtain feedback and validate the SRP’s 5-Year Roadmap document. This event also witnessed the Memorandum of Understanding signing between the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) and the Sustainable Rice Platform e.V. (SRP) to the establish the Cambodia’s SRP National Chapter.
The Validation workshop was attended by over 45 participants. Swisscontact, through the Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture project along with CIRAD and Wildlife Conservation Society is proud to support the Cambodia SRP National Chapter.
The Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture project is financed by the Happel Foundation, the Symphasis Foundation, and the Leopold Bachmann Foundation among other donors. As part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, it is co-financed by SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.