Topic & Summary
- Building a GAP vegetable post-harvest and marketing complex
- Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (General Directorate of Agriculture), National Agricultural School of Kampong Cham
1st Field Survey
- From April 26 to May 5, 2018, the KAPEX Joint Research team visited Phnom Penh to conduct the 1st field survey. They had meetings with the joint research team from the General Directorate of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and National Agricultural School of Kampong Cham. In addition, They inviting related stakeholders from Cambodia, they had a KAPEX Kickoff Workshop to share the plan of the joint research.
2nd Field Survey
- From July 15 to 21, 2018, the team visited Mondulkiri to conduct interviews with farmers, local agriculture, forestry and fisheries ministries and fisheries, and cooperatives. And they visit Kampot to Identifying the status of vegetable cultivation and going to the business discovery probability diagnosis. and they also visit Pu Poy Vegetable market in Battambang. They meet wholesale and retail dealer, collected information on the distribution of vegetables in Cambodia.
3nd Field Survey
- From October 29 to November 1, 2018, the team visited Lao PDR to conduct 3rd field study. They had meetings with the joint research team from cambodia to share the results research of vegetable sector in the Mondulkiri. They inviting related stakeholders from Cambodia to discuss the future direction of research.
- This study was implemented to examine the value chain of four high value vegetables that are marketed and consumed in the country. More specifically, it focuses on the provinces of Mondulkiri and Pursat where production of cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower and potatoes is existing or possible. The mapping of stakeholders involved in the value chain across both provinces yielded a picture of two competing chains, one for domestically-produced vegetables and the other for imported vegetables. For Mondulkiri, the two chains meet where retailers in Phnom Penh buy from both imported and local sources. For Pursat, the two chains meet at retailers in the district town. There is more vertical inclusion for the vegetable growers in Mondulkiri than in Pursat.
A key finding in this study is the low yield of domestically produced vegetables that go into the market. There have been initiatives to support vertical linkages, as in Mondulkiri, and this shows that there is scope to improve the livelihoods of vegetable farmers through better value chain integration. Such future interventions should also support farmers with better techniques for both cultivation and postproduction of the vegetables.
KAPEX Result-sharing Workshop
- November 5, 2018
- On November 17, 2017, the KAPEX Result-sharing Workshop was held in Korea to share the final results of the joint research and propose the possible ODA porjects from 3 partner countries, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Mongolia, for 2018 KAPEX Project. And also, the partners for 2019 KAPEX, Indonesia, Myanamr, and the Philippines participated in the workshop and presented the topic of their projects and shared the background of the projects.
- (Invitational Training) July 19-30, 2013 / (Local Training) July 15-20, 2013
- Seoul, Korea and Phnom Phen, Cambodia
- The Invitational Training for high-level public officials from Cambodia was held in Korea to enhance policy development capabilities by sharing the development experience of Korean agricultural technology and extension system through lectures, site visits, and discussions. They had lectures such as "Agricultural R&D in Korea", "Agricultural Education System of Korea" and "Production of Seed and its Extension". For study visits, they visited Rural Development Administration and Agricultural Technology Center. Based on the implications from the lecture and study visits, the participants developed action plans for enhancing agricultural extension in Cambodia.
For Local Training in Cambodia, twenty public officials and experts in the practical level participated for developing ideas from lectures, site visit, and discussions with Korean experts.
KAPEX Result-sharing Workshop
- November 6, 2013
- The Korea Rural Economic Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs jointly held the KAPEX Result-sharing Workshop in Korea on November 6, 2013. The MAFF shared the final result of the joint research and the ODA project proposal, written based on the final report of the Joint Research and the Action Plans.