Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain Program

CAVAC regularly produces case studies to communicate with government and technical audiences the results and lessons learned from its interventions and investments.  

Follow the links below to read the case studies produced to date.

Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) and its effects on Cambodian producers
Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) and its effects on Cambodian producers

The outbreak of cassava mosaic disease (CMD) poses a threat to Cambodia’s cassava sector, with its potential reduce yields by up to 80 per cent. CAVAC, in collaboration with International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and development agencies, is supporting the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), to respond.

July 2019

Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) and its effects on Cambodian producers
Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) and its effects on Cambodian producers

The outbreak of cassava mosaic disease (CMD) poses a threat to Cambodia’s cassava sector, with its potential reduce yields by up to 80 per cent. CAVAC, in collaboration with International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and development agencies, is supporting the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), to respond.

July 2019


Women in Farming and Agri-business
Women in Farming and Agri-business

The Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain (CAVAC) Program promotes gender equality and women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in the Cambodian agricultural systems in which it operates. The pursuit of gender equality and WEE in these systems requires an understanding of its dimensions itself a complex task.

January 2019

Women in Farming and Agri-business
Women in Farming and Agri-business

The Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain (CAVAC) Program promotes gender equality and women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in the Cambodian agricultural systems in which it operates. The pursuit of gender equality and WEE in these systems requires an understanding of its dimensions itself a complex task.

January 2019


New Chilli Growing-Techniques Pay for Children’s Education
New Chilli Growing-Techniques Pay for Children’s Education

Kien Svay, Cambodia: Madame​ Vann Sokhorn, a chilli farmer, used to plant chilli just by broadcasting the seeds from previous harvests, but a lot of the seedlings would die. One day she noticed her neighbour doing things differently: ‘Mr Pich was using a different variety that carried much more fruit. But he also used plastic mulch which stopped the weeds and kept the soil moist, so the chillis only needed water every ten days or so’, she said.

August 2017

New Chilli Growing-Techniques Pay for Children’s Education
New Chilli Growing-Techniques Pay for Children’s Education

Kien Svay, Cambodia: Madame​ Vann Sokhorn, a chilli farmer, used to plant chilli just by broadcasting the seeds from previous harvests, but a lot of the seedlings would die. One day she noticed her neighbour doing things differently: ‘Mr Pich was using a different variety that carried much more fruit. But he also used plastic mulch which stopped the weeds and kept the soil moist, so the chillis only needed water every ten days or so’, she said.

August 2017


Mechanisation Boosts Yields and Efficiency in Cambodia
Mechanisation Boosts Yields and Efficiency in Cambodia

A new rice seed planter that uses much less seed, saves water and increases planting efficiency is being introduced to Cambodian farmers. A demonstration of the new machines was organised by the Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program (CAVAC) in partnership with HARVEST Centre Cambodia (HCC) in Battambang in July 2016.

May 2017

Mechanisation Boosts Yields and Efficiency in Cambodia
Mechanisation Boosts Yields and Efficiency in Cambodia

A new rice seed planter that uses much less seed, saves water and increases planting efficiency is being introduced to Cambodian farmers. A demonstration of the new machines was organised by the Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program (CAVAC) in partnership with HARVEST Centre Cambodia (HCC) in Battambang in July 2016.

May 2017