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.
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.
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.
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.
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.