Centre for Policy Research in Agriculture and Rural Development

The Centre for Policy Research in Agriculture and Rural Development (CPARD) is committed to carrying out cutting-edge, evidence-based, policy-relevant research focusing on Cambodia’s agriculture sector. We bring a wealth of expertise and experience to all our research activities which are locally and internationally acknowledged for their rigor. Our experienced researchers with expertise in agricultural economics, applied economics, and economic development develop and apply innovative quantitative and qualitative tools to study numerous critical issues in the field of agriculture, including nutrition and food safety, agricultural value chains, agricultural sustainability, agricultural development, and rural livelihood improvement. Our dissemination efforts target policy makers, development partners, and research community through publications, seminars, workshops, conferences, and dialogues. Having partnerships with government agencies, local and international think-tanks, and other research institutes, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to a sustainable future of Cambodia’s agriculture and improve the well-being of people residing in rural communities.


Policy Preference Analysis of Agri-Food System Stakeholders in the Mekong Subregion

United States Agency for International Development | Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence

This two-year project builds upon previous PRCI initiatives in Southeast Asia, addressing the urgent need for advanced economic policy analysis skills in the Mekong subregion's agri-food system, which includes Thailand, Laos, Camb...

Food Security of Marginalized and Vulnerable Littoral Areas of Southeast Asia

United States Agency for International Development | Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI) is a project funded by USAID to enhance the ability of local policy research organizations to conduct high-quality food security...

Assessment Studies on The Economic Costs of an Integrated School Gardening in School Feeding Program

CGIAR

Recognize the important of improving the nutrition and education of children, Cambodia government is implementing school feeding program collaboratively with local and international NGOs. The implementation of this program will im...

Profitability and Efficiency of Chili Production in Cambodia

International Fund for Agriculture Development

Chilies are one of the most important and widely consumed spices in Cambodia, as well as a source of income for many smallholder farmers. However, chilies production faces several challenges, such as low productivity, high input c...

Cambodia's Cassava in Regional Value Chain

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence

Cassava is a key agricultural commodity in Cambodia, where it ranks second only to rice in terms of production and consumption. The cassava sector in Cambodia offers significant opportunities for improving food security, rural liv...

Market Access for Agricultural Commodities from Mekong Sub-region Countries to China: Case of Cambodia

International Fund for Agriculture Development

Agriculture remains significant for Cambodia's economic growth, although the share of GDP and employment has declined in recent years. ​Agricultural export value has increased from 566 million USD in 2016 to 1,693 million USD in 2...

Evidence-based Policy Study: Supply and Demand Solutions for Accessibility, and Affordable Childcare Services in Cambodi...

The World Bank

The World Bank project on “Evidence Based Policy Study: Supply and Demand Solutions for Accessibility and Affordable Childcare Services in Cambodia” examines the interlink between supply and demand for childcare services to ana...

Asian Mega-Deltas: From Risk to Resilience

CGIAR | WorldFish

To address urgent concerns on climate change, the CGIAR, together with its centres and development partners, is officially launching the Securing the Food Systems of Asian Mega-Deltas for Climate and Livelihood Resilience (AMD). T...

Research on Main Innovation Model in Agriculture And Rural Development

International Fund for Agriculture Development

Research on Main Innovation Model in Agriculture And Rural Development is a regional study that aims to review recent innovation models in agriculture and rural development with lessons learned for future policy improvement. 


Profitability and Technical Efficiency of Chilli Farms in Cambodia

In this study, we examine the revenue, costs, profits and technical efficiency of chilli farms in Cambodia. We employ a representative sample of 542 chilli farming households from Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Cham, Tboung Khmum and Kandal. The sample was randomly selected using a two-stage stratified sampling design, where villages were chosen in the first stage as the pr...


Cambodia's Agri-Food Trade: Structure, New Emerging Potentials, Challenges, and Impacts of COVID-19

This study provides overall analysis and informs readers about Cambodia’s agri-food trade regarding recent structures of trade flows, new emerging potentials, main challenges, and impacts of COVID-19. The main data source is BACI datasets produced by Centre d'Études Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII), the French leading centre research and expertise on the world economy.Cambod...


Pesticide Use Practices in Cambodia’s Vegetable Farming

Pesticides are agricultural technologies that farmers use to control pests and weeds and remain an important modern input for crop production including vegetable farming. There are many types of pesticides, such as insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and herbicides, that target different threats to crops. While the potential production benefits of chemical pesticides are undeniable, people are...


The Effect of Parental Migration on the Schooling of Children Left behind in Rural Cambodia

Growing rural-to-urban and international migration flows have sparked concerns about the investments in the education of the children left behind in Cambodia. We draw on a panel household-level survey conducted in rural villages in 2014 and 2017 to analyse the relationship between parental migration and children’s schooling. The analysis shows that children of migrant parents complete less years o...


Pesticide Use Practices in Cambodia’s Vegetable Farming

Pesticides are agricultural technologies that farmers use to control pests and weeds and remain an important modern input for crop production including vegetable farming. There are many types of pesticides, such as insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and herbicides, that target different threats to crops. While the potential production benefits of chemical pesticides are undeniable, people are...

CDRI   (2020)

Gender and Inclusive Development Analysis

This study reports the results of a comprehensive gender and inclusive development analysis (GIDA) to inform the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)‟s workplans regarding Cambodia‟s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for 2020– 2025. The GIDA uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to identify macro and sectoral level gender gaps, social inequa...


Economic Return to Investment in Education and TVET: Micro and Marco Perspectives

This study is a part of the UN Joint Programme through which the UNDP seeks to examine the relationship between the economic/monetary returns of investments in education and technical vocational education and training (TVET) at individual, household and national levels. The overall objectives of the study are (1) to estimate the rate of return at the individual, household and national level, of in...


Scaling up Home Gardens for Food & Nutrition Security in Cambodia

This report reviews a project funded under the research program called “Scale up of Homestead Food Production for Improved Nutrition in Cambodia”, also known as “Family Farms for the Future (FF4F)”. The project tries to capture FF4F’s immediate and potential contribution to food security. FF4F aims to help three main groups: large-scale producers of fish fingerlings, home gardeners and village mod...


Rice Policy Study: Implications of Rice Policy Changes in Vietnam for Cambodia’s Rice Policy and Rice Producers in South-Eastern Cambodia

There are many studies about rice production in Cambodia, but none focus on the geographical location of rice production, particularly in the south-eastern provinces of Prey Veng, Takeo and Svay Rieng. Farmers in these areas produce mainly low-value rice (IR504) most of which is exported as wet paddy to Vietnam. The Vietnamese government recently decided to restructure its economic and agricultura...


Synergies and Trade-offs with Intensification of Rice and Livestock Production in Cambodia

This study examines the benefits, risks and costs of changing from flood recession to intensive irrigated agriculture in Cambodia. Methods used include food supply calculation, nutritional supply estimation, potential production area projection, water use estimation, and energy consumption estimation. Three scenarios were designed to model current food supply and projected food production (in term...

Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition in Cambodia

29 March 2024

Cambodia has made steady progress in maternal and child health and nutrition outcomes. However, disparities persist, especially amongst rural and poor populations. To address these concerns, CDRI’s Agriculture Centre, in collaboration with the World Bank, is undertaking new research study on Cambodia Nutrition Project (CNP) to utilisation and quality of priority maternal and child health and nutrition services in the first 1000 days of life. The...

Agri-food Policy Analysis Workshop

11 January 2024

Mr Sim Sokcheng, Director of Agriculture Centre and Mr Khan Donira, Environment Researcher attended the Agri-food Policy Analysis Workshop held in Thailand. The objective of this workshop was to enhance the abilities of agri-food policy analysts across Southeast Asia, enabling them to produce more effective evidence-based research and understand how this research can contribute to the development of policy solutions for a sustainable food system....

Workshop on Food System Governance, Food Security and Nutrition in Cambodia’s Mekong Delta

21 December 2023

In a collaborative effort, CDRI’s Agriculture Centre, the Council for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) Secretariat, WorldFish, and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) co-organised a workshop on “Food System Governance, Food Security and Nutrition” to present key research findings on food system governance, focusing on water, land, rice farming, and fishery in the Cambodian Mekong Delta. It also aimed to crea...

Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification Consortium (CASIC) Steering Committee Field Visit

13 December 2023

Researcher from CDRI’s Agriculture Centre participated in a field visit organised by HE Dr Chan Saruth, Deputy Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The visit provided an opportunity to learn about organic horticultural production and agroforestry in the Aek Phnom district and to connect with local and international organisations that support farmers in agroecology practices through technical vocational training....

Policy Dialogue on “Improving Access to Quality and Affordable Childcare Services in Cambodia: A Win-Win for Cambodian Children and Women”

15 November 2023

On November 15, 2023, CDRI’s Agriculture Centre collaborated with World Bank hosted the policy dialogue workshop at the Cambodiana Hotel in Phnom Penh. The primary focus of this workshop was to address the pressing need for improving the access to high quality, affordable childcare services in Cambodia. The policy dialogue was served as a platform to share a policy report and foster cross-sector dialogue among key stakeholders. With approximately...

Regional Workshop on Innovation in Agriculture

07 November 2023

On 07 November 2023, CDRI's Agriculture Centre and the Network of Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks and the International Fund for Agricultural Development successfully hosted the Regional Workshop on Innovation in Agriculture at Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. This workshop aimed to reveal the common challenges like the integration of technology by smallholder farmers and the struggle for financial support. This regional event served a...

Memorandum of Understanding between CDRI and Prek Leap National Institute of Agriculture (NIA)

16 May 2023

On May 16th, the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) and the Prek Leap National Institute of Agriculture (NIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve and strengthen collaboration with a focus on Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Development in Cambodia. The purpose of this collaboration is to combine their strengths to introduce innovative ideas and policy options at national, regional, and global levels. This will...

The 1st WEBINAR on Methodology and approach of the Regional joint-research: “Assessment of rice sector development in selected sub-Mekong countries

28 June 2021

In the PY3 – 2021, under the framework of the project Network for Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks for Countries in Mekong sub-region (NARDT) funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), IPSARD and CFPs in CLMV will jointly organize WEBINARs to promote knowledge sharing through regular information exchange and policy advocacy while overcoming international travel restriction due to impacts of the COVID-19 pan...

Angkor Green and CDRI signed an MOU

29 June 2020

Angkor Green https://angkorgreen.com.kh/ and CDRI signed an MOU on development research in PPP, agriculture value chains, agro-business development, innovation and technology for agricultural productivity, access to market, and product information and know-how.As an independent development policy think tank, CDRI is to contribute to Cambodia’s sustainable development and the well-being of its people in partnership with Cambodian public institutio...

21 Nov

Training

Agricultural Value Chain Analysis

21 Nov 2023 - 22 Nov 2023
08:00 AM 04:30 PM

CDRI is opening registration for interested participants to attend the 2-day online training on Agricultural Value Chain Analysis, under IFAD-funded project “Network of Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks” (NARDT) for countries in Mekong sub-region. This training will allow participants to gain insight on the new approach to Value Chain Analysis (VCA), especially on the application of system thinking. The training will cover the fol...

19 Jun

Training

Training Course on Benefits Cost Analysis (BCA) of Agricultural Value Chains

19 Jun 2023 - 21 Jun 2023

CDRI is opening registration for interested participants to attend the 3-day training course entitled Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) on Agricultural Value Chain under the IFAD-funded project “Network of Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks” (NARDT) for countries in Mekong sub-region. The course, which will be held from 19 to 21 June 2023, is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of BCA and its application to th...

24 May

Consultative Workshop

Evidence-based Policy Study on Accessible and Affordable Childcare Services in Cambodia

24 May 2023
Cambodiana Hotel

On 24 May 2023, CDRI’s Agriculture Centre and Education Centre organised a Consultative Workshop at Cambodiana Hotel. This workshop aimed to gather feedback from relevant stakeholders working in the areas of childcare service, mother employment, and early child development on a research study on “Evidence-based Policy Study on Accessible and Affordable Childcare Services in Cambodia.” We also would like to show our sincere appreciation to HE P...

14 Feb

Enumerator Training

Qualitative Research Methodology

14 Feb 2022 - 25 Feb 2022
08:00 AM 05:00 PM

CDRI

Before going to the fieldwork for qualitative data collection in selected provinces, hired enumerators are equipped with comprehensive training on " Qualitative Research Methodology" for 1 week. Moreover, they are also provided with cultural domain analysis which includes Free List and Pile Sort.

19 Oct

Dissemination Workshop

Promoting the Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers through Agriculture Public-Private-Producer Partnerships

19 Oct 2021
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Zoom

Under the project "Network for Agriculture and Rural Development Thinktanks for Countries in Mekong Subregion" and collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, CDRI has conducted a study on "Promoting the Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers through Agriculture Public-Private-Producer Partnerships".After data collection and analysis, researchers from CDRI requested a meeting with representatives from MAFF, Center for Policy Studi...

18 Aug

Dissemination Workshop

Cambodia's Agri-Food Trade: Structure, New Emerging Potentials, Challenges, and Impacts of COVID-19

18 Aug 2021
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zoom

From the early 1990s, Cambodia’s agricultural food trade was seen as exports of raw materials and unprocessed primary commodities to neighboring countries such as Thailand and Vietnam. The production and processing capacity were remarkably low at the time. Realizing the tremendous amount of the exports and great loss of value-added incomes, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) started to promote country’s processing capacity and quality refinem...

28 Jul

National Dissemination Workshop

The Effect of Parental Migration on the Schooling of Children Left behind in Rural Cambodia

28 Jul 2021
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Zoom

Sponsored by Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), CDRI is hosting a National Dissemination Workshop on “The Effect of Parental Migration on the Schooling of Children left behind in Rural Cambodia”The national workshop will bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, development partners, and non-government organizations (international and local) working in the areas of migration and primary education. The main objectives of...