AKP Phnom Penh, Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II, a USAID-funded project, has enhanced smart logistics system and management in horticulture supply chains in Cambodia, as it announces its programme to support local companies to enhance their products to meet market in Cambodia.

A recent workshop co-organised by Harvest II and Cambodia Logistics Association (CLA), gathered 200 participants from various sectors in the industry, including logistics firms, investors, agri-businesses, project developers, government officials and industry association.

The workshop discussed logistics challenges in the agricultural sector, potential solutions, and investment opportunities and to learn about Harvest II’s new grant programme.

CLA President Mr. Sin Chanthy said that the discussion shared the knowledge on smart logistics and management on agriculture sector.

“Talking about trade and market, it is related to logistics and transportation. Because agriculture sector is import, particularly for exports, it is important for farmers and companies to understand about transport and logistics with agricultural products,” he said.

“Some agricultural products need cooled system transport and some need dry system transport for export to markets,” he added.

Mr. Nimish Jhaveri, Chief of Party from Harvest II, said that the workshop was able to convene business partners around investment opportunities in the important area.

“Modern logistics services are crucial for Cambodian horticulture to gain competitive parity with neighboring countries,” he said.

The Harvest II presented its new programme that promotes targeted development for Cambodia’s agri-logistics, facilitating international exports. It supports local companies address challenges regarding post-harvest handling, transportation, and logistics, export services, and other supply chain management service to meet market requirement.

Harvest II aims to accelerate growth in Cambodia’s horticulture sector.

CLA is a national representative of the Federation of Regional and Global Associations, focused on developing the logistics sector in Cambodia.

Logistics systems and management are considered key for the growth of the perishable food sector, and particularly for those supply chains that involve smallholders.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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