The overall goal of the programme is to improve income from fresh (safe) vegetables cultivation for domestic (and where potential, export) market supply for 80 producer groups (560 households), 50 per cent of whom are women, in Svay Rieng and Prey Veng Province by 2013.
Objective 1: Improving organizational and management capacity of Cambodian Farmers’ Association Federation of Agricultural Producers (CFAP), resulting in it being able to provide group services on a membership fees and service fee basis. By achieving this objective, additional 3,000 households will receive / purchase services from CFAP for vegetable production or other income generating activities.
Objective 2: The producer groups will produce their vegetables compliant with ASEAN GAP standards. Groups will be able to supply 1.5 tons / day to buyers/markets. This will be achieved by strengthening capacity of commune farmer associations (CFAs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and village vegetable producer groups, resulting in group members being trained and coached by their group leaders and making their group action plans. Through this capacity strengthening the capacity of 80 vegetable producers’ groups (560 households) will be strengthened.
Objective 3: Increasing productivity among producer groups, resulting in model farmers being able to transfer improved vegetable production knowledge to other group members. 80 vegetable producers’ groups (560 households – 50% women) will be able to supply vegetables 1.5 tons / day to their buyers/markets in compliance with ASEAN GAP standards.
Objective 4: Improving market intelligence for CFAP, its producer groups, and Vegetable Supply Association (VSA), resulting in CFAP and VSA being able to update market information for its producer groups and to monitor market demand and trends. At least 5 contracts with end vegetable buyers will be maintained by CFAP and VSA.
By achieving the above stated objectives, 80 vegetable producer groups will supply 1.5 tons of vegetables per day to Vegetable Supply Association and other five main buyers.
Additionally, 560 direct vegetable producing households (50% women) are expected to increase their net additional income with US$150 per household per year by 2013, and other 3,000 indirect households are expected to increase that with US$75 per household per year.