Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain Program

Environment

CAVAC is careful to ensure that its activities safeguard the environment as well as supporting preparedness for climate change, including working on the adoption of new climate resistant varieties. CAVAC integrates environmental management within its broader program and implements interventions in an environmentally responsible manner. Its work encourages more environmentally-responsible use of inputs to avoid harmful run-off, and designs irrigation schemes in a way that takes into account water availability, including for environmental uses. In 2019, DFAT released an updated Environmental and Social Management System and CAVAC has updated its system to align with this policy.