Cambodia, 28 November - 10 December 2016
Strengthening Cambodia's Rice Value Chain
In December 2016, GIFT brought leaders from Asia, Europe and Africa to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. They were challenged with developing a new business model to strengthen the country’s struggling rice sector which employs three million Cambodians or 20% of the population.
Working with SOMA Group, a leading local conglomerate led by GLP alumni and current President of the Cambodian Rice Federation H.E. Sok Puthyvuth, participants produced a business plan for “farmer-centric” contract farming to support increased yields, improved seed and rice quality and ensure the financial benefits are shared more equitably between agribusiness and smallholder farmers.