Cambodian Farmer Federation Association of Agricultural Producers (CFAP Cambodia)
+855 23 901 565
Foundation and nature of the organization
CFAP Cambodia was founded by nine producers’ associations in the Svay Rieng province (South East of Cambodia). At that time, CFAP worked to represent producer members at the provincial level only. Then other farmers’ associations and agricultural cooperatives in other provinces got interested and registered as members. Today, the association has 26 farmers’ organizations / agricultural cooperatives as members (3 producer associations and 23 agricultural cooperatives) in 12 provinces/municipalities in Cambodia. The association has 21,138 member households of which 9769 households lead by women (46%) from 174 villages, 51 communes/Sangkat, 27 districts/Khan. CFAP counts with 105,690 individual farmer members, of which 54,959 women (52%).
2. Chek Agricultural Cooperative
3. Basac Agricultural Cooperative
4. Family Economic Development Association
5. Porthireach Agricultural Cooperative
6. Torng Thlork Reach Chamroeurn Agricultural Cooperative
7. Peam Metrey Agricultural Cooperative
8. Svay Tayean Agricultural Cooperative
9. Thnort Thmey Agricultural Cooperative
10. Samakee Kruos Agricultural Cooperative
11. Svay Ang Agricultural Cooperative
12. Meurn Chey Samakee Svay Chek Agricultural Cooperative
13. Toul Vihear Agricultural Development Cooperative
14. Rithy Ta Aung Agricultural Cooperative
15. Samakee Thkov Agricultural Cooperative
16. Mongkul Meanchey Agricultural Cooperative
17. Phum Yoeung Agricultural Cooperative
18 Sambou Meanchey Agricultural Cooperative
19. Tormacheat Baitorng Krouch Chhmar Agricultural Cooperative
20. Bakorng Angkor Agricultura Cooperative
21. Siem Reap Meanchey Agricultural Cooperative
22. Tomnup Ang Phok Phal Agricultural Cooperative
23. Rup Rum Samakee Rong Roeurng Agricultural Cooperative
24. Farmer Livelihood Improvement Cooperative
25. Meanchey Reaksmey Rong Roeurng Agricultural Cooperative
26. Trapeang Russey Agricultural Cooperative
Individual farmer membership
CFAP currently focuses on: (i) Institutional strengthening through building the capacity of farmers’ organizations/agricultural cooperatives, men, women and youth to become professional service providers and or extension workers to farmer members and clients; (ii) Policy advocacy and participation; (iii) Agri-business and value chains; (iv) Climate change; (v) Contract farming (linking farmers to markets and traders). Further, the organization is active in policy development, networking and value chain with relevant stakeholders including traders, and involvement of the sub-national farmers’ organizations (SNFOs) and agricultural cooperatives (members and non-members) in other development programmes. CFAP works to respect humanity and environment within all operational areas.
CFAP Cambodia is specialized in vegetable production, rice production, animal production, and institutional strengthening of farmers’ organizations in a membership driven based style.
- 1. Capacity-building and institutional support to members
- 2. Policy engagement, lobbying and advocacy
- 3. Provision of economic services
- 4. Communication and knowledge management
- 5. Other: Climate change, agricultural Improvement and value chain, contract farming and networking
2. Policy engagement, lobbying and advocacy. CFAP participates in national and international policy discussions on agriculture, land, water, trade, Responsible Agriculture Investment (RAI), climate change, contract farming, laws on associations and NGOs, laws on food safe and involvement of farmers' organizations in other development programmes at the country level.
3. Provision of economic services. CFAP prepares business planning for members included production cost calculation and economic analysis, links farmers with traders, facilitates contract farming between producers and buyers and advisory support over the economic literacy. To improve sustainable agricultural production in Cambodia - in particular vegetable production- CFAP strengthens smallholder members to produce qualitative produces for sale regularly to collection points at the sub-national farmers’ organizations and cooperatives, big buyers in the region and markets in Phnom Penh. For this to be sustainable, CFAP has planned to: develop production plans for farmers and producer associations/agricultural cooperatives as members; provide technical training and advisory support to farmer members on how to use organic fertilizer for vegetable and rice production; provide training on CANVAS business model to producers’ associations/agricultural cooperatives as members.
4. Communication and Knowledge Management. CFAP networks with multiple stakeholders, elaborates researches/studies, develops and publishes various agricultural technical training manuals for extension workers, leaflets, poster, videos, progress reports, and posts news through Facebook, website, messenger, telephone calls, Skype etc
5. Others. CFAP provides technical support to farmers' associations and cooperatives as members on climate change, agricultural production improvement, value chain, contract farming and networking.
Government: Ministry of Commerce; Ministry of Economy and Finance; Ministry of Rural Development
Forum: Asia and Pacific Farmer Forum
Cambodia National Farmer Platform
- The Medium Term Cooperation Programme (2010-2018) funded by the European Union, IFAD and the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency. CFAP was the executor of this project since 2010 till 2016, then the role of the National Implementing Agency (NIA) was agreed to rotate with another new partner in network. (http://cfap-cambodia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/10.annual_report_cfap_january-december-2015_2.pdf and http://cfap-cambodia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/11.ANNUAL%20NARRATIVE%20REPORT%20CFAP%20CAMBODIA-JAN-DEC-2016.pdf; and http://cfap-cambodia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/4.ANNUAL-NARRATIVE-REPORT-JAN-DEC-2016_confirm11042017.pdf).
- Climate Adaptive Approach for Food Security (CAAFS) (2012-2014), funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands through Agriterra. The project aimed to empower farmers’ organizations and include farmers in the discussion on climate change and agriculture and take a leading role in the translation of adaptation strategies into viable farm level activities. The project enabled to organize meetings and workshops with the participation of different stakeholders (farmers, local authorities, sub-national specialized government officials and national government, research institutes) for discussing climate adaptive approaches for food security. As an output, a draft Action Plan was developed to get the commitment of national partners, relevant stakeholders from farmers’ organizations, governments, private sector, national and international development agencies included UN (FAO and IFAD), Mekong river committee and Media (TVs).
- Effective Farmers’ Market Initiatives aimed to strengthen smallholders to continue their farming activities to meet market demands now and in the future (2013). The project focused on linking CFAP members' organizations with buyers/traders and supporting them to develop strategic and business plans, building the capacity of producer groups, as well as policy and advocacy. (http://cfap-cambodia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/7.AnnualNarative-report-project-no-10cam-5611-11at-3061_2013.pdf).
- Strengthening of Small Farmers Groups and Improving Their Market Access (2011-2012), funded by Agriterra, the Dutch Development organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The overall objective of the project was to improve the livelihoods of CFAP member farmers through rural economic activities in vegetable and rice production and marketing (http://cfap-cambodia.org/ht_project/strengthening-of-small-farmers-groups-and-improving-their-market-access-2011-2012/).
- Strengthening of small farmers groups and improving their market access (2010), funded by Agriterra, the Dutch Development organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The aim of this project was to strengthen the capacities and activities of CFAP’s member organizations and organizational transition to provide high quality services to their members. In implementing the project, CFAP also collaborated with IDE (International Development Enterprises), PDA (Provincial Department of Agriculture) and local authorities. (http://cfap-cambodia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/4.Annul-Narrative-report_project_no._08cam-5244-10at-2590__2010.pdf).
- Improving the livelihood of rural women in Cambodia (ILRWC) (2009 - 2010), funded by the Melania foundation. The project aimed to: (i) provide facilities and inputs; (ii) provide training and capacity building and support the structuring of farmers in organizations or cooperatives of women members organizations; (iii) organize a national workshop on women organizations in Cambodia.
- Strengthening of small farmers groups and Market Access in Rural Cambodia (SFG-MARC) (January - December 2009), funded by Agriterra, the Dutch Development organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The aim of the project was to contribute to poverty alleviation and improving food security in 4 target provinces by supporting: diversification, small-scale agro-ecology, handicrafts, saving, credit, sustainable farming practices, linking farmers to market and supporting small scale agro-enterprises toward self financing (http://cfap-cambodia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/3. Annul-Narative-report_project-no._08cam-5244-09at-1941_2009.pdf).
- CAMFAD Rural Poverty Reduction and Market Access (CROPMA) (January - December 2008), funded by Agriterra, the Dutch Development organisation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The project aimed to improve agricultural production of smallholders to meet current and future market demands at the local and sub-national levels. (http://cfap-cambodia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2.Anual-Narative-Report-Project-no-08-cam5108-CROPMA-2008.pdf).
- CAMFAD Rural Food Security Programme (January - December 2007), funded by Agriterra, the Dutch Development organization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The project aimed to strengthen farmers' organizations to provide training and advisory services to smallholders on vegetable and animal production and agricultural technical skills. (http://cfap-cambodia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/1.Annual-Narative-Report-Project-no-06-cam6404-07at-1133CRFSP-2007.pdf).