USAID’s Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II project is working in the horticulture sector across the provinces of Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap, and Kampong Thom. The project has three interconnected objectives:
• Improve capacities for market participation. Harvest II works with buyers, producers, and other actors in the horticultural sector to apply improved technologies and management practices, increase financial and business capacity, and stimulate the use of market and climate information.
• Improve market linkages. To help build mutually profitable commercial relationships in the sector, Harvest II first identifies buyers (usually wholesalers) interested in expanding their supply of horticultural products from the four provinces mentioned above. From there, Harvest II helps these buyers connect with suppliers and eventually establish commercial partnerships that can be sustained over time. Harvest II also works to encourage investment that will contribute to expansion of the sector.
• Improve governance and enabling environment. Harvest II is helping advance policies and regulations to support growth of the horticulture sector. It will support key coordination platforms, help the government to strengthen its policy analysis capacity, and support public-private dialogue around policies and regulations affecting the horticulture sector.
Cambodia Harvest II is currently accepting concept papers for activities to be funded under its Grants Program for potential activities to occur between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. The Grants Program supports activities and programs that complement existing Harvest II activities and help achieve the project’s mission.
For a full description of the grants program and its opportunities, please email [email protected].