UNICAM conference “Sustainable Agriculture in Cambodia Current knowledge applications and future needs”, 27-29 August 2018, Siem Reap, Cambodia

UNICAM conference “Sustainable Agriculture in Cambodia Current knowledge applications and future needs”, 27-29 August 2018, Siem Reap, Cambodia


  1. University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, France
  2. Università degli Studi dell’Aquila (UNIVAQ – Italy)
  3. Ghent University (UGent – Belgium)
  4. University of Battambang (UBB – Cambodia)
  5. Svay Rieng University (SRU – Cambodia)
  6. Mean Chey University, (MCU – Cambodia)
  7. Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear (CSUK – Cambodia)
  8. University of Girona (UdG – Catalonia, Spain)

Overview of the Conference

UNICAM is an Erasmus+ project focused on the development of master programs in sustainable agriculture (MSA) made up of eight universities from Cambodia, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain.

The main objective of this event is to share the knowledge and agree on the steps needed to encourage more and more sustainable agriculture production.

As we know there is undeniable evidence that agriculture plays and important role on global change. To that is added the large carbon footprint that food production and distribution leaves behind. Likewise, global change and more specifically the uncertainty deriving from climate change poses a threat to agriculture as it is understood today. This is truly a pressing matter which demands more and more a move to sustainable agriculture worldwide.

It is worth mentioning that if we move to agricultural practices that minimize the use of pesticides the benefits will not be only for human and environmental health, but it will also increase the commercial value of the agricultural goods.

We are convinced that the concepts taught in subjects in our MSA, and those that will be presented and discussed with key stakeholders and end-users during the conference will benefit our society, but more importantly will persist in future generations leading to a sustainable implementation of the lessons learnt.

Topics covered at the Conference:

  • Innovative practices of sustainable agriculture
  • Cropping systems and soil health
  • Agroecology and sustainable food systems
  • Agriculture-environment interactions
  • Economic, social, and philosophical aspects of sustainable agriculture
  • Multifunctional landscapes, conservation, and environmental services
  • Small scale farming and mechanization
  • Crop, and animal value chain
  • Sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, and marine production

The presentations can be accessed here:

Welcome Speech

Session 1 – Sustainable agriculture in Cambodia: state of the art and  future trends

Session 2 – Sustainable agriculture in Cambodia: case studies

Session 3 – Environmental effects of agriculture and strategies for an efficient use of water resources and  chemicals

Session 4 – Social and economic impacts of sustainable agriculture in Cambodia

Poster sessions are available here