Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain Program

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

Follow the links below to read the fact sheets produced to date.

Cassava farmers and traders in Battambang adopt more productive systems and practices
Cassava farmers and traders in Battambang adopt more productive systems and practices

Cassava has become Cambodia’s second largest crop after rice and contributes over USD 1 billion to the economy each year. Battambang province is the country’s leading producer of this industrial crop, employing tens of thousands of people in its cultivation and processing.

March 2021

Cassava farmers and traders in Battambang adopt more productive systems and practices
Cassava farmers and traders in Battambang adopt more productive systems and practices

Cassava has become Cambodia’s second largest crop after rice and contributes over USD 1 billion to the economy each year. Battambang province is the country’s leading producer of this industrial crop, employing tens of thousands of people in its cultivation and processing.

March 2021


Adjuvant helps farmers improve performance of plant protection products
Adjuvant helps farmers improve performance of plant protection products

Pest control is a major challenge for both commercial and smallholder farmers in Cambodia. Many pest problems have evolved and one of the more serious ones is a growing pest resistance to the plant protection products currently on the market. By adding adjuvant to plant protection products, farmers can reduce the amount they use, lower production costs, minimise harm to the environment, and increase their yields.

October 2019

Adjuvant helps farmers improve performance of plant protection products
Adjuvant helps farmers improve performance of plant protection products

Pest control is a major challenge for both commercial and smallholder farmers in Cambodia. Many pest problems have evolved and one of the more serious ones is a growing pest resistance to the plant protection products currently on the market. By adding adjuvant to plant protection products, farmers can reduce the amount they use, lower production costs, minimise harm to the environment, and increase their yields.

October 2019


Increasing Cassava Yields by Improving Soil Fertility
Increasing Cassava Yields by Improving Soil Fertility

Cassava farmers use traditional growing practices learned from their neighbours and communities. Changing the use and timing of fertiliser application can improve yields, but cassava farmers in Cambodia are seen as a small market, so fertiliser companies haven't invested in delivering information services.

August 2017

Increasing Cassava Yields by Improving Soil Fertility
Increasing Cassava Yields by Improving Soil Fertility

Cassava farmers use traditional growing practices learned from their neighbours and communities. Changing the use and timing of fertiliser application can improve yields, but cassava farmers in Cambodia are seen as a small market, so fertiliser companies haven't invested in delivering information services.

August 2017


Developing quality standards for Cambodia’s fragrant rice
Developing quality standards for Cambodia’s fragrant rice

Cambodia wants to increase rice exports - especially the fragrant varieties that can compete internationally with the Thai rice varieties. The Sen Kra Ob variety competes well in the export market, has high yields and can produce two, or in some cases, three crops per year.​The problem is that there are too many versions of the seeds distributed by seed producers and millers.

August 2017

Developing quality standards for Cambodia’s fragrant rice
Developing quality standards for Cambodia’s fragrant rice

Cambodia wants to increase rice exports - especially the fragrant varieties that can compete internationally with the Thai rice varieties. The Sen Kra Ob variety competes well in the export market, has high yields and can produce two, or in some cases, three crops per year.​The problem is that there are too many versions of the seeds distributed by seed producers and millers.

August 2017


 Training Pesticide Sellers to Share Accurate Information
Training Pesticide Sellers to Share Accurate Information

Many farmers in Cambodia lack knowledge about pest control and often have trouble identifying the pest and selecting the best remedy. Pest control became very topical in 2010 due to uncertainty around pesticide policies, especially related to imported products. There were new companies entering the market​ and CAVAC saw an opportunity to both benefit the farmers and improve the sales of pesticide companies.

August 2017

 Training Pesticide Sellers to Share Accurate Information
Training Pesticide Sellers to Share Accurate Information

Many farmers in Cambodia lack knowledge about pest control and often have trouble identifying the pest and selecting the best remedy. Pest control became very topical in 2010 due to uncertainty around pesticide policies, especially related to imported products. There were new companies entering the market​ and CAVAC saw an opportunity to both benefit the farmers and improve the sales of pesticide companies.

August 2017


Showing Farmers How to Improve Their Cassava Yields
Showing Farmers How to Improve Their Cassava Yields

Cambodian cassava farmers have limited knowledge about how they can improve their yields with fertiliser and pesticides. And because rice is the dominant crop in Cambodia, agricultural input companies have had little incentive to target cassava farmers with their marketing outreach and information services.

August 2017

Showing Farmers How to Improve Their Cassava Yields
Showing Farmers How to Improve Their Cassava Yields

Cambodian cassava farmers have limited knowledge about how they can improve their yields with fertiliser and pesticides. And because rice is the dominant crop in Cambodia, agricultural input companies have had little incentive to target cassava farmers with their marketing outreach and information services.

August 2017


Looking at the future of AQIP – Cambodia’s largest rice seed producer
Looking at the future of AQIP – Cambodia’s largest rice seed producer

AQIP Seed Company, a semi private organisation, is the largest rice seed producer in Cambodia. But further growth of AQIP as a private company is hampered by limited access to capital, lack of much needed investment in processing equipment and storage, and sufficient management and marketing skills.

August 2017

Looking at the future of AQIP – Cambodia’s largest rice seed producer
Looking at the future of AQIP – Cambodia’s largest rice seed producer

AQIP Seed Company, a semi private organisation, is the largest rice seed producer in Cambodia. But further growth of AQIP as a private company is hampered by limited access to capital, lack of much needed investment in processing equipment and storage, and sufficient management and marketing skills.

August 2017


Greater harvests using fewer seeds
Greater harvests using fewer seeds

Because of labour shortages, rice farmers in Cambodia have abandoned transplanting and broadcast their seeds by hand. Farmers that manually broadcast use very high seed rates of 150 to 400 kg per hectare. This is not only costly but also makes it impossible to build a sustainable seed supply system.

May 2017

Greater harvests using fewer seeds
Greater harvests using fewer seeds

Because of labour shortages, rice farmers in Cambodia have abandoned transplanting and broadcast their seeds by hand. Farmers that manually broadcast use very high seed rates of 150 to 400 kg per hectare. This is not only costly but also makes it impossible to build a sustainable seed supply system.

May 2017


Improving cassava yields by showing new techniques to farmers
Improving cassava yields by showing new techniques to farmers

Cassava has become Cambodia's second largest crop after rice, and production volumes are increasing year by year. Although national production is increasing overall, many smallholders who continue to use​ traditional methods are experiencing a decrease in yields.

May 2017

Improving cassava yields by showing new techniques to farmers
Improving cassava yields by showing new techniques to farmers

Cassava has become Cambodia's second largest crop after rice, and production volumes are increasing year by year. Although national production is increasing overall, many smallholders who continue to use​ traditional methods are experiencing a decrease in yields.

May 2017


Sharing information about the best way to use fertiliser
Sharing information about the best way to use fertiliser

Mr. Keo Leam is broadcasting rice seed in one of his rice fields. After attending a demonstration with Lay Seng company, he has increased his yield from 6.5 tonnes to 8.23 tonnes and reduced the production cost.

May 2017

Sharing information about the best way to use fertiliser
Sharing information about the best way to use fertiliser

Mr. Keo Leam is broadcasting rice seed in one of his rice fields. After attending a demonstration with Lay Seng company, he has increased his yield from 6.5 tonnes to 8.23 tonnes and reduced the production cost.

May 2017