The training and study tour aim at improving the knowledge and capacity of climate-smart mechanisation for CAMTA members, strengthening the mutual understanding and business connection between Cambodia and China businesses and promoting sustainable trade and investment in agricultural machinery in the Asia-Pacific region.
H.E. Dr. NGIN Chhay, Director General, General Directorate of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in his message to the CIAME delegates and exhibitors that CAMTA and its potential collaboration opportunities with many associations in Asia-Pacific Region will enhance Cambodia’s competitiveness in agriculture machinery and technology commercialization.
CAMTA was established in 2019 to identify new machineries and technology that will provide benefits to the Cambodian farming system and to bring together various market actors together in order to expose to improved Agro-technology commercialisation and grab the potential opportunities.
CAMTA’s founding board members include the CEO of Tropicam Irrigation Solutions Co.,Ltd, Mr. Chav Thou; CEO of LOVOL Heavy Industry Co.,Ltd, Mr. Ke Shunli; Supply Chain & Spare Parts Manager of Harvest Center (Cambodia) Co., Ltd, Mr. Ann Leap; and CEO of Larano Workshop, Mr. Ou Chhoeum Larano; all of whom are working directly with Cambodian farmers in mainstreaming agricultural machinery and technology commercialization.
Mr. Chav Thou, CEO of Tropicam Irrigation Solutions Co.,Ltd and President of CAMTA, said that the event is a great opportunity for Cambodian to learn about new and updated technology that would benefits Cambodian farmers and share new knowledge to all actors in agriculture society.
Thou added that “As one among many machinery and technology importers in Cambodia, I believe the exhibition is an initial gathering space to provide networking opportunities for dealers, manufacturers and importers to enhance our ideal business platform.”
ReCAMA was established by the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in 2014 as the outcome of the 1st ‘Regional Forum on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization in Asia and the Pacific’ held in 2013. ReCAMA aims to promote sustainable agricultural mechanization in Asia and the Pacific through strengthening the capacity of national agricultural machinery associations, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and information, and enhancing collaboration and closer business connections among national associations and their members.
A newly established Cambodian Agriculture Machinery and Technology Association (CAMTA) works to identify new machineries and technology that will provide benefits to the Cambodian farming system. CAMTA also operates to bring together various market actors together in order to expose to improved Agro-technology commercialization and grab the potential opportunities.
The association cooperates with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and other relevant institutions in R&D by exchanging information on the demands and shortages of farmers in the market. The forming of CAMTA will support its members to access to new and improved technology which bring about the success of appropriate scale mechanization.
Swisscontact supports CAMTA through the Mekong Inclusive Growth and Innovation Programme (MIGIP) by engaging the public and private partnership since the inception phase.