The Cambodian Farmer Federation Association of Agricultural Producers (CFAP) established in 2002, the association has reformulated its working policy accordingly based on development and needs to serve the interests of smallholder farmers live in the rural areas in Cambodia. The association registered with the Cambodia Ministry of Interior (MOI) on 25th May 2007 with registered number 583SJN, and then in 2010 the association had amended its statute and re-registered with the Ministry of Interior (MOI) on 4th February, 2010 with a registered number 216SJN under article 42 of the national constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Due requirements by new laws on Association and NGO which was enacted by the national assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia which the laws required the existing Cambodian Associations and NGOs to re-register, therefore on 9th February 2018 CFAP had registered with the Cambodia Ministry of Interior (MOI) again with registered number 564PRAKOR. Previously the Cambodian Farmer Federation Association of Agricultural Producers (CFAP) found by nine producers’ associations in Svay Rieng province with 1820 household farmer members, 910 females (50%), geographically in the South East of Cambodia https://firstname.lastname@example.org,105.7938183,15z?hl=en. At that time, the association worked to represent smallholders at the provincial level only, and then the association is known to the public nationally and internationally accordingly through CFAP’s activities with smallholders at the rural Cambodia.
currently, Currently, CFAP has a total full membership of 23,183 households which 13,237 households lead by women (57%) in 213 villages, 63 communes/Sangkat, 32 districts and 13 provinces. CFAP also has about 167,447 individual farmer members, which 85,136 females (55%) both direct and indirect beneficiaries and many other smallholders live in rural areas. Generally, CFAP encourages young farmers and gender to work/participate at all levels within the organization i.e. 25 per cent of youth male and female i.e. 15 per cent youth female and 10 per cent youth male who has age under 40 years old. In general, CFAP has targeted 55% for women (40 per cent women – 15 per cent youth female) and 45 per cent for men (35 per cent – 10 per cent) to participate in CFAP’s activities.
The association has transformed her working programs to strengthen farmer members, especially smallholders and members’ organisations that represent farmers at sub national and grassroot levels to engage with markets and consumers. Though, members’ organisations have increased, but CFAP still depends external funding support to cover the organizational expenses during this transitional period and have to accelerate the transition quickly in the impact of climate change and Covid-19 pandemic to smallholders to recover the situation from the bad economical years of the association 2021 – 2022 and beyond, thus to revitalize the association and navigate into a new and sustainable manner to ensure the sustainability of smallholders and producers’ associations and agricultural cooperatives which the association has to focus more on building the capacity of young farmers and diversify incomes to sustain the organization firmly additionally to small contribution from members – annual membership fee because all farmer members are still small and they are poor with fragile economy live at the rural society.
CFAP works and speaks in behalf of farmer members at the political level, strengthening the capacity of local experts and involvement farmers, farmers’ organizations in other development programs and also engagement farmers and their sub national organizations / cooperatives with consumers and or traders. CFAP also promotes rural work in particular needs, challenges and solutions of rural people that affected by climate change, diseases and global insecurity and beyond in Cambodia.
CFAP works actively to bring the voices of family farmers, fishers, pastroralists and many other small scale farmers heard to the public, so the role of farmers as key food producers would have recognized better in the future with the political will and clear policy to support. To achieve this common goal, therefore CFAP alone is not able to make all things changed as needed, especially the country like Cambodia, so the partnership between farmers’ organization and the private sector will help achieving the planned goal of sustainable agriculture, sustainable food systems, be more resilience to climate change, building up/upgrading vocational skills for youth to work for the rural communities, collecting stories from the field for sharing to the public and policy makers for solution and strengthening farmers’ organizations toward sustainability that can represent the voices of farmers at all levels (grassroot, national, regional and global levels).
CFAP Cambodia is specialized on farmers' organisation. CFAP currently focuses on:-
(1). Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Building of smallholders and farmers' organizations/cooperatives
(2). Climate Change and Agroecology
(3). Policy advocacy and policy participation
(4). Value Chains
The association participated actively in Food Systems Dialogues, Independent Dialogues, CFS, UNDFF, UNFCCC, UNDRR and Climate Change activities nationally and internationally organized by the development agencies, regional farmers’ organizations, international farmers’ organizations, private sector, research institutions, UN organizations and the government organizations accordingly. Further, CFAP helps promotion the agro-ecological practices, strengthen members’ organisations, natural friendly agriculture production, climate smart agriculture (CSA), marketing and value chains, policy participation, policy development and advocacy nationally, regionally and internationally.
Through our experiences on institutional strengthening, agribusiness and value chain investment, climate change, agroecology, rural development and some others, therefore CFAP can come into a conclusion and would like to revitalize the organizational development programs and strategy to strengthen existing members’ organizations and new members’ organisations by building the capacity of youth to ensure that youth can help the organizations/cooperatives toward sustainable agricultural production, nutritious healthy food and sustainable markets for smallholders through a methodology of structuring from farm to market along side with natural resource conservation and development to ensure that farmers, especially smallholder farmers can also contribute actively to feed people with sustainability.
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Registered no.: 564PRAKOR
#32E, St.190, Vealsbov village, Sangkat Vealsbov, Khan Chbar Ampov, Phnom Penh City, Cambodia
Tel: 855 23 901 565
House no.241, St.208, Srahvong village, Sangkat Svay Rieng, Svay Rieng town
Tel: 855 44 945 553