Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project (TSSD) is a 8 years development initiative launched in 2010 as a partnership between Government of Cambodia, IFAD the International Fund for Agriculture Development, ADB the Asian Development Bank, Government of Finland and NCDDS the National Committee for Sub-National Democratic development.
The project is executed in 196 communes in 5 provinces among 28 districts adjoining the Tonle Sap basin, targeting Tbong Khmum, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey provinces.
One of the initiatives of the Project is to cater it’s beneficiaries by providing Animal Health and Production Improvement Program (AHPIP) which is implementing by CADTIS Consultant Co. Ltd or Special Service Provider 3 (SSP3). This project has been initiated since end of June 2014 in all five targeted provinces and is expected to run until December 2017. It’s main activity is specifically focused on improving animal health and production of farmers in rural areas through strengthening the knowledge and skills of vulnerable households and livestock raisers. On the other hand, it is increasing the livestock production of LIG members of smallholder livestock raisers in the target area by chick productions, Broiler chicken raising demonstrations and providing the animal health care services to small scale livestock raisers in the locality.
Phnom Penh 12th – 13th February 2015 – More than 60 practitioners from different line ministries met with development partners to review the progress of the Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP). The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) jointly hosted the workshop with the Ministry of Economic and Finance (MEF), the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and other development partners.
The Country Strategic Opportunities Programme for the period 2013-2018 aligns IFAD’s investment strategy with Government policy priorities for poverty reduction and agricultural development. It has three strategic objectives: helping poor farmers gain better access to markets, building resilience to climate change and strengthening the provision of services to farmers.
Through this COSOP event IFAD, the Government and development partners reviewed implementation progress to of the COSOP and seeked means of strengthening partnerships and improve effectiveness of development assistance for Cambodian farmers in the future. An action plan for the year 2015 was developed to that effect with project teams, farmer organisations and ongoing IFAD grants. The ultimate objective is to support Cambodia efforts to develop a performing agriculture, feeding the country and exporting its surplus for the benefit of the farmers and the country.
Mrs. Pao Savoeurn, PADEE farmer from Kampot who tell his Most Significant Change story, how the project changed his life? Has he got positive or negative change?
The second year stories from five farmers in Kandal, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng and Kampot provinces. Please watch the movie, how PADEE changed their lives?