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Sok Sotha, Founder and managing director of the Cambodian Farmer Federation Association of Agricultural Producers (CFAP).

Sotha born in a rural family farmer in Cambodia. He did his Bachelor degree, Faculty of Art Humanity and Language at Human Resource University (HRU) in Phnom Penh, a Six Month Regional Leadership Development Programme on Personal Leadership, Business Management and Societal Leadership for Change for Asia from SNV Dutch Development Organisation and many other trainings included Farmers’ Organisations Financial Management from Mango UK, Successful Contract Farming Models in Thailand from MEKONG Institute, Strengthening Management and Development of Agricultural Cooperatives and Farmers’ Organizations in Asia and Africa from Institute of Rural Management Anand, IRMA, India and Institute for the Development of Agricultural Cooperation in Asia, IDACA, Japan.

In 2003 he worked for the EU mission as an Assistant and Interpreter/Translator of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU.EOM), the Election of National Assembly in Cambodia in the 3rd mandate since the nation has adopted a democracy in the first time to vote for a country leader in 1993.

He was a former vice regional president of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) for Asia, He was also a former chairman for South East Asia Plus China of the IFAD Medium Term Cooperation program (MTCP) for Asia and Pacific and a former private school director.

Under his management, CFAP has become a member of the Technical Working Groups on Agriculture and Water (TWG AW) established by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in 2004 to serve as coordinating bodies and dialogue mechanisms. With the support of a secretariat, they bring together Government, Development Partners and Civil Society representatives to support the attainment of the national development goals set out in the Rectangular Strategy, NSDP and associated sector, thematic and reform program of the Government.

Currently he serves as a board member of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) for Asia and also board of members (BoM) for ALiSEA Platform for Cambodia and in charge in policy dialogue that represents a unique platform of multi-stakeholders in the Mekong region (Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Myanmar), focus specifically on agroecology. He is more active in farmers’ organisations development and policy development to support farmers and farming communities.

He is also a small farmer of himself 0.50ha of farm land in 2021.