មជ្ឈមណ្ឌលស្រាវជ្រាវគោលនយោបាយកសិកម្ម និងអភិវឌ្ឍន៍ជនបទ (មសកអ)

Centre for Policy Research in Agriculture and Rural Development (CPARD)

Agriculture plays a critical role in socioeconomic development. Cambodia, along with other countries that share common access to the Mekong River, has comparative advantage in agriculture. However, there are limitations in current regional cooperation among these countries in policy research in agriculture and rural development. This year, 2020, the Centre focused on building an agricultural research network among the Mekong countries, and continued its work on rural livelihood improvement and rural socioeconomic development with a focus on food safety and agricultural value chains.

Project title Donor Timeline
Title: Cambodia gender and inclusive development analysis (GIDA) USAID

2020

On going

This study aims to fill this gap in research by conducting a Gender and Inclusive Development Analysis (GIDA) combining qualitative and quantitative approaches. The GIDA is intended to inform USAID’s work plans regarding the Cambodia Country Development Strategy (CDCS) for 2020-2025 by providing a rationale, data and recommendations of which gender and inclusive development gaps and barriers should be addressed in the CDCS.

Publication:
Title: Agro processing in Cambodia—current situation and potential for future investment SIDA

2020

Planning

Many of Cambodia’s agricultural commodities, such as cassava, soybeans, natural rubber and paddy rice, are sold as raw products to Thai and Vietnamese brokers, processed in Thailand and Vietnam and re-exported to global markets, particularly China. Increasing the export of value-added agricultural commodities, particularly in the rice sector, requires better knowledge and understanding of Cambodia’s agro processing sector and its connectivity to regional markets and China. What is the situation of Cambodia’s agro processing sector? What is the potential for investing in shaping and promoting IDP in Cambodia? What are challenges of women entrepreneur in agro processing business?

Publication:
Title: Network for Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks for Countries in Mekong Sub-region IFAD

2019-23

On going

The project is designed to form a consortium with a flexible cooperation mechanism whereby thinktanks of different stakeholders in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam can work together to improve the quality of agriculture and rural development policy. It is a 4 years project (2019-23) with overall goal to improve quality of policy formulation and impacts of policy implementation in agriculture and rural development sector through the promotion of information sharing, experience exchange, joint-research and institutional capacity strengthening for the policy think-tanks, networks and dialogues in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Networking activities such as information sharing, capacity building and joint research are being implemented by our researchers and network members, nationally and regionally.

2020 join national research activity is to assist the government, particularly the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in obtaining strategic options to promote a sustainable and inclusive agricultural development through agri-PPPPs.

Publication:
Title Mangos’ Value Chain Analysis SIDA

2019-20

On going

The study provides systematic knowledge of mango flows from producers to end users, profit sharing among value chain actors, and major constraints in mango production and its value chain.

Publication: Forthcoming
Title: On-farm Food Safety in Horticulture in Cambodia: The Case of Vegetable Farming SIDA

2019-20

On going

This study provides an overall picture of pesticide use in the main vegetable farming areas across the country and empirical evidence on the factors that influence pesticide practices in vegetable farming.

Publication: Forthcoming
Title: Research on the economic return to investment in education and technical vocational education and training (TVET) on youth for youth employability and entrepreneurship development in Cambodia UNDP 2018-19

This study provides evidence on the rate of return at the individual and national level of investment in TVET. The findings were shared at the conference on Productivity Strategies for Cambodia – Paving the Way for Global Competitiveness in November 2019. Report was also published on the UNDP website.

Publication: https://cdri.org.kh/wp-content/uploads/Study_Return-to-Investment-Education-and-TVET_Aug2019.pdf
AGR Migration, Remittances and Child Schooling in Rural Cambodia PEP 2018-19

The study reveals that children of migrant parents lag significantly behind in terms of completed years of schooling; the estimated average effect is about half a year, which is quite substantial given that the average number of completed years of schooling in rural areas is only seven. The study was submitted to a few peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Development Studies.

Publication

Working paper: https://portal.pep-net.org/document/download/33543

Policy brief: https://portal.pep-net.org/document/download/34730

 

AGR MALIS Impact Evaluation FAO 2018

MALIS is the “Improving Food Security and Market Linkages for Smallholders in Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear (MALIS).” Implemented by FAO in Cambodia funded by the European Union (EU) from 2012 – 2015. The 2018 follow-up study seeks to evaluate the real impact of, and identify lessons learned from the MALIS project. The result was also presented in the stakeholder workshop in November.

Publication: http://www.fao.org/3/ca3418en/ca3418en.pdf
AGR Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of USAID/CAMBODIA’s Helping Address Rural Vulnerability and Ecosystem Stability (HARVEST II) Activity USAID| The Mitchell Group, Inc 2018

Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of USAID/CAMBODIA’s Helping Address Rural Vulnerability and Ecosystem Stability (HARVEST II) Activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partner with Mitchell Group, Inc. (TMG). The project was completed with final cleaned data and field report submitted to TMG.

Publication: N/A
Title: Testing Innovative Models of Extension in Cambodia IFPRI 2015-18

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he objective is to develop essential support services for smallholders who due to their remoteness or low educational attainment do not usually get to know about improved or new agri-practices. Even when such information is accessible, farmers do not always know how to apply new techniques properly.

Data: Two rounds of panel data for about 2000 households in two MAFF programme, PADDE and SPIRE areas.

Publication: https://developmentevidence.3ieimpact.org/search-result-details/impact-evaluation-repository/testing-innovative-approaches-to-extension-in-cambodia-using-technology-and-incentives-to-improve-the-padee-and-aspire-projects/7708

 

Title: Rice Policy Analysis: Implications of Rice Policy Changes in Vietnam for Cambodia’s Rice Policy and Rice Producers in South-Eastern Cambodia LMPPI 2016-17

This study explores the effects of Vietnam’s new rice policy on rice production, farm income and poverty in provinces bordering Vietnam. It assesses the potential of new rice production practices that can respond to changes in supply and demand, prices and marketing channels, and provides a set of policy options for government to help rice farmers avoid income shocks. The findings were shared at a national consultation workshop and several regional workshops and policy forums. The research outputs, which are documented in a book chapter, a CDRI working paper and a policy brief, will contribute to rural development in both Cambodia and Vietnam.

Publication:

Working paper: https://cdri.org.kh/wp-content/uploads/WP113_Ricepolicy-1.pdf

Policy brief: https://cdri.org.kh/wp-content/uploads/PB17-1_Rice-policy.pdf

Book: https://cdri.org.kh/wp-content/uploads/Resource-Governance_LMPPI_FINAL-BOOK.pdf

AGR Scaling Up Home Gardens for Food and Nutrition Security in Cambodia ODI 2017

Funded under Phase 2 of the IDRC (International Development Research Centre)’s Canadian International Food Security Research Fund’s (CIFSRF) phase two. Homestead Food Production, also known as Family Farms for the Future (FF4F) is a joint endeavour led by Helen Keller International (HKI) in Cambodia. This study concisely reviews FF4F’s potential contribution to food security, particularly sustainable food production, people’s income and ability to afford food, and people’s nutrition. Early results seem promising and bode well for further scaling up to capitalise on the project’s legacy, for benefits to continue, expand and multiply, and for women’s economic empowerment. The findings will inform Cambodia’s food security policy and programs and directly benefit smallholders, particularly women farmers.

Publication: https://cdri.org.kh/publication/sr-17-country-report-scaling-up-home-gardens-for-food-nutrition-security-in-cambodia/
Title: Pro-poor policy: off-farm income generation in rural Cambodia FAO 2016-17

The study Off-farm Income Generation Activities in Cambodia, one of three prioritised studies under the pro-poor policy approach of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), concluded with the submission of the final report and a policy brief to FAO. The results and recommendations can support policy advocacy and evidence-informed policy dialogues, especially the formulation of policies by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).

Publication:

Study Report: Study on Off-farm Income Generation Activities in Cambodia

AGR Synergies and Trade-offs with Intensification of Rice and Livestock Production in Cambodia ANU 2016-17

concluded with a special report which has been published on CDRI’s website and an article on the intensification of rice and livestock farming in the Cambodia Development Review. This research outlines the benefits, costs and risks of a pronounced shift in Cambodia’s food production from flood recession farming to regulated, irrigated agriculture. To that end, it considers food production and nutrient supply, land, water and energy requirements, and household nutrition security under three farming systems: intensive (double rice) cropping and more sustainable integrated (rice-fish-bovines, and rice-fish-vegetable) farming.

Publication: https://cdri.org.kh/wp-content/uploads/SR16_Synergies-Final.pdf

 

Researchers

Ms. KHIEV Pirom

Research Associate


Mr YANG Monyoudom

Research Associate