CAVAC regularly undertakes research and analysis to inform its strategies or support broader policy engagement. The Program focuses on selective applied research rather than pure research.
Follow the links below to read reports and analysis commissioned by the Program.
CAVAC commissioned a study on high value crops with export potential as part of the Government drive to diversify Cambodian agriculture. Different from most existing value chain studies, this study started by looking at the demand side in key markets. After applying a set of filters, nine crops/products were selected as having the best prospects for future development and export. The report describes the characteristics of each crop linked with market intelligence, globally traded varieties, technical requirements, standards, and the opportunities for Cambodia to penetrate as a new player. The report also presents recommended policy interventions on branding, market access and market relevance, to strengthen sub-sector competitiveness and to attract FDI related to these crops.
In 2019 CAVAC conducted an exploratory study into the effects of access to sustainable irrigation services on women and men farmers. This report offers valuable insights for policy makers and project and infrastructure managers into how good design and management of irrigation schemes can have transformational impacts on the communities that use them.
This study aims to understand Cambodian rural crop farmers’ ownership and usage of phones, with a specific interest in smartphone ownership, the functions and applications used on these devices, and behaviours and patterns in internet consumption.
This report studies the impact of three irrigation schemes, with a special emphasis on: (i) their contribution to the household income of farmers and to increases in agricultural production; and (ii) ‘proof of concept’ of the value for money and (financial) sustainability of the approach.