Cambodia

 

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) initiated the pilot phase of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Programme from 1993 to 1995 after “The Environment and IPM” workshop which was held at the Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh. In 1998, MAFF officially declared Integrated Pest and Crop Management (IPCM) as one of the country's key crop production strategies with the aim of making IPM the standard approach to crop management in Cambodia. Further, in 2002 the MAFF issued a Ministerial Proclamation (Prakas) on the establishment of the “The National IPM Program" to facilitate and coordinate all IPM activities in Cambodia irrespective of crop commodities and donor agencies involved.

The National IPM Programme is positioned within MAFF and its General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) is responsible for the implementation. The Programme has been operating in all major agricultural production provinces in close cooperation and collaboration with other concerned ministries, provincial departments of agriculture, local and international organizations and research institutions at all levels to develop the capacity of agricultural trainers and extension workers and to educate farmers on appropriate agricultural technologies and effective crop management skills to increase productivity in a manner that is environmentally friendly and safe for human health.

The overall goal of the Cambodian National IPM Programme is to improve food security and safety by enhancing the sustainability and economic efficiency of intensified crop production systems through the promotion of Integrated Pest Management skills at the farm level.

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Contact People:  

Government :

Name: Mr Ngin Chhay
Title: Director
Department of Rice Crops, General Directorate of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Phnom Penh , Cambodia 
Tel/Fax: (855-23) 880 465
E-mail: chhay.ipm@online.com.kh

Non Government:

Name:Ms Pan Sodavy
Title: Programme Officer
Org: Agriculture Technology Services Association (ATSA)
Tel and Fax: (855-23) 726723
E-mail: davy.atsa@gmail.com

Name: Mr Sam Vitou
Title: Executive Director
Org: Centre d’Etude et de De’veloppement Agricole Cambodgien (CEDAC)
Tel and Fax: (855-23) 880916
Fax: (855-23) 885146 
E-mail: cedac@online.com.kh

 

FAO :

Name: Mr Alexandre Huynh
Title: FAO Representative
Tel: (855-23) 216566
Fax: (855-23) 216547
E-mail: FAO-KH@fao.org

 

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