The Cambodia Horticulture Advancing Income and Nutrition (CHAIN) project is a Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded programme. CHAIN has now entered its second phase. CHAIN 2 aims to reduce rural poverty in Cambodia by increasing the income of nearly 10,000 smallholder farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs by the end of 2020. The project uses a results-driven market development approach and establishes partnerships between the public and private sectors to strengthen capacities and inclusive governance.
Swisscontact provides technical assistance as a consortium partner to lead implementer SNV. Swisscontact supports the project in areas such as market systems development and monitoring and results measurement, including business-to-business linkages at the provincial level, partnerships with national companies, business support for MSMEs such as vegetable traders and local input sellers, partner capacity building, and a local-safe vegetable marketing campaign.
CHAIN 1 achieved the following key results:
CHAIN 2 key targets include the following: