Mekong Inclusive Growth and Innovation Programme (MIGIP) is a four-year programme (2017-2020) funded partly by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The programme aims to develop inclusive growth contributing to job creation and income generation. To achieve this, the programme uses Swisscontact’s Inclusive Markets Approach, and delivers its activities through its partners and supports them by strengthening their business model to be more inclusive and perform market functions effectively.
MIGIP works closely with the Government agencies, private sector enterprises (both at the national and the local level), research companies and universities.
MIGIP focuses on enterprise development in the agriculture and tourism sectors.
Cambodia’s agriculture sector which is a major employer and livelihood option for the majority of the poor, is one of the key engines for economic growth and poverty reduction in the country. MIGIP recognises the critical role that agro-technologies can play in transforming Cambodia agriculture towards sustainable intensification.
Tourism sector is a key driver for local economic development in Cambodia. MIGIP recognises 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.
To increase production through sustainable intensification and to increase the competitiveness of the agriculture sector, the use of improved technology and techniques are necessary. Hence, MIGIP is supporting the promotion of existing and new technologies giving special emphasis to sustainable agriculture. To achieve this vision in agriculture, MIGIP is working in the following intervention areas:
To increase the competitiveness of the tourism sector, MIGIP focuses on strengthening destination management structure, processes, marketing, and skills through public-private partnerships at the sub-national level. To achieve this vision in tourism, MIGIP is working in the following intervention areas:
To increase the income of 3,200 smallholder farmers and 300 SMEs.
The project reached a total of around 21,000 farmers (19% women) of which 6,500 (19% women) increased their income by benefitting from newly introduced services and products.
The project reached a total of 575 tourism-oriented SMEs of which 300 increased their income.