Prolinnova-Cambodia is the national platform to promote local innovation in Cambodia and to enhance capacity of development practitioners and farmers in participatory innovation development (PID). Prolinnova-Cambodia builds day-to-day strong relationships between farmers, researchers and extensionists and empowers farmer-led experimentation in ecological agriculture and sustainable natural resource management.
Prolinnova-Cambodia is composed of 20 institutions. They are four NGOs - Centre d’Etude et de Développement Agricole Cambodgien (CEDAC), Partnership for Development of Kampuchea (PADEK), Srer Khmer and Akphiwath Strey - ; nine Provincial Departments of Agriculture (PDA) of Takeo, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng, Pursat, Battambang, Kampong Speu, Kampong Cham and Svay Rieng, Department of Agronomy and Agricultural Land Improvement (DAALI) and Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF); Royal University of Agriculture (RUA); Kampong Cham National School of Agriculture (KCNSA); Prek Leap National School of Agriculture (PNSA); National Farmer and Nature Net (FNN); and Commune Council of Thloak in Takeo.
Since early 2007, Prolinnova-Cambodia has developed through its inception phase to maturity, in the course of which several changes were made. The new structure and functioning of the National Steering Committee (NSC) and the National Working Group (NWG) are making the activities of Prolinnova-Cambodia go smoothly, thanks to the contribution of Prolinnova-Cambodia team members.
Prolinnova–Cambodia National Steering Committee
1. Ngoun Sopheap, Kampong Cham National School of Agriculture (KCNSA) – Chair
2. Nhheb Sron, Provincial Department of Agriculture in Takeo
3. (Ms) Thong Thavrin, Akphiwath Strey
4. (Ms) Tong Chantheang, Centre d’Étude et de Développement Agricole Cambodgien (CEDAC)
Sam Vitou, CEDAC – CP coordinator, ex-officio member