Modern and affordable irrigation infrastructure is critical for a profitable agriculture sector. In this second phase of the Program, CAVAC has constructed 10 such schemes in Kandal, Prey Veng, and Takeo provinces. With its success and experience, CAVAC is now supporting RGC to improve the quality, sustainability and effectiveness of Cambodia’s other irrigation investments. It does this by providing services for RGC and other partners and raising stakeholder awareness on issues such as water resource management, scheme design, private sector partnerships, and operations and maintenance.
If agriculture is to continue to sustain livelihoods and contribute significantly to economic growth, it is very important that the sector becomes more competitive, both domestically and internationally. CAVAC is supporting RGC to achieve this goal by helping industry to produce more quality and high value agricultural products and by supporting its government partners to provide an environment that promotes competitiveness.