ANDE ESEA Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab #5, 22 November 2019, Cambodia

ANDE ESEA Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab #5, 22 November 2019, Cambodia

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Swisscontact Cambodia invite you to join the fifth regional Learning Lab on Sustainable Agriculture to discuss challenges and best practices in Agriculture Small and Growing Business (SGB) in East and Southeast Asia. This lab aims to bring together stakeholders – ANDE members and key players in the agriculture ecosystem – to discuss key global and regional challenges ranging from Agri-Business Model, Sustainable Finance Innovation, Role of women as sustainable consumer and investor, AgTech and roles of technology in tackling climate change, energy access, and food security in the region.

These sessions with a focus on Identifying Business Opportunities in Conservation Agriculture (CA), which is a key to sustainable crop production intensification in feeding a growing world population while conserving ecological and natural resources. However, smallholder farmers often face challenges in investing in CA and agroecology machineries and practices. A solution to tackling this challenge is ensuring a sustainable input supply chain by supporting local manufacturers and CA service providers to provide the necessary services to the farmers.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The important of Conservation Agriculture
  2. The initiatives taken in Cambodia to promote conservation agriculture
  3. Business opportunities that exist in conservation agriculture


8:30 AM – Registration

9:00 AM – Welcome and Introduction to the Sessions

9:20 AM – Cambodian Government Priorities for Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture HE Dr. Chan Saruth | Under Secretary of State | Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries

Important Research Activities in Conservation Agriculture Dr. Seng Vang | Head of Department | Department of Agriculture Land Resource Management (DALRM)

Conservation Agriculture and Its History in Cambodia Dr. Florent Tivet | Scientific Advisor | Centre de Coopération en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)

Business Case for Conservation Agriculture and Agroecology Machinery Mr. Rajiv Pradhan | Country Director | Swisscontact Cambodia Ms. Sorkunthika Srour | Swisscontact Cambodia

The Role of Women in Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture Ms. Sokha Khom | Vice-chief officer | Department of Agricultural Engineering, Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries


10:15 AM – Break

10:35 AM – Group Discussion

11:25 AM – Group Presentation

11:40 AM – Recap the Proceedings of the Day

11:50 AM – Recap the Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab Activities in 2019 Andrea Skinner | Program Associate | Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

12:00 PM – Lunch


Friday, November 22nd 2019 | 8:30 AM – 13:00 PM

Tonle Bassac II, #534 Preah Monivong Blvd (93), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

For more information:

Andrea Skinner
[email protected]
+66 82 249 2542


ANDE ESEA SustAg LL #5 Session is co-led by


ANDE ESEA Sustainable Agriculture Learning Lab Co-leaders: