Export Development Program & Organic Certification Launch in Sihanoukville (Cambodia)On December 18, 2023, the Cambodia Pepper and Spices Federation (CPSF) and Khmer Organic Cooperative Co., Ltd (KOC) launched the Export Development Program - EDP 2023 and Organic Certification in Sihanoukville, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia.
With the financial support from Feed The Future Cambodia Harvest III USAID, the European Union RECOVER program and DCA, this event aimed at enhancing the export development of Cambodian SMEs in the agricultural sector and encouraging farmers to pursue organic certification.
CPSF and KOC were honored by the presence of H.E. Kim Meassokseiha, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Commerce, and Dr. Yin Chansothy, Deputy Director at the General Directorate of Agriculture.
Cambodian SMEs in the agricultural sector as well as farmers had the opportunity to listen and participate in sharing sessions and panel discussions on topics related to export readiness, export logistics, export financing and organic certification.
Cambodian SMEs, which have previously found success in the export market - Confirel, Kirirom Food Production and Misota - shared their experiences, motivating and inspiring others in the process.
An MOU was officially signed between CPSF, ADMIT Investment & International Trade Co., Ltd and four Cambodian SMEs - Unica Enterprise, Two Parrots Enterprise, New Idea Enterprise and Ringacam – formalizing an 11-month training program on export readiness and export sales.
Traditional performances punctuated the event which concluded with a gala dinner, serving as a more casual forum for networking and sharing ideas after a productive day full of intensive work.
CPSF would also like to mention its donor and key partner HEKS and CIRD for their unwavering support contributing to the success of CPSF.