An Analysis of Three Commodity Value Chains in Cambodia: Rice, Horticulture, and Aquaculture

Olaf Kula, Cheryl Turner, Sanphirom Sar
USAID, ACDI/VOCA, Dynamic Action Consulting

This value chain analysis for USAID/Cambodia was funded through the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) contract. The three value chain assessments drew from a rich body of secondary sources and interviews with 250 farmers, processors, traders, exporters, service providers, and acknowledged experts in relevant fields. The goal and objectives of this assessment were to develop the analytics needed to select the best value chains for USAID investment in order to improve food security and smallholder incomes (availability, access, and utilization) in provinces with high-potential for such value chain development. This report contains principal findings from the rice, horticulture, and aquaculture sectors, the service markets on which they depend, and the political economy in which they operate.