GRET is conducting a study to facilitate access to water in Cambodia
Since June 2018, GRET has been coordinating a study for the World Bank and the Ministry of Industry and Crafts [Lire la suite]
GRET has been working in Cambodia since 1988 to improve access to basic services, social health protection and effective sanitation and water systems in small towns and rural areas. It also supports small farmers while promoting agroecology.
In Cambodia, 80% of the population lives in the countryside. Poverty reduction and human development, particularly in the areas of health and education, remain an important chal-lenge. As part of the Cambodia Millennium Development Goals, the percentage of the popu-lation living below the national poverty line was reduced from 50 % in 2003 to 14 % in 2017, and continues to decrease.
Despite this promising trend, the majority of people only escaped poverty by a small margin and a significant proportion of people are near-poor. Only 21% of the population has access to a drinking water network, of which 7% in rural areas.
GRET, in cooperation with populations, provides sustainable and innovative answers to fight poverty in Cambodia, focusing on rural areas. At national level GRET improves health con-ditions by facilitating access to piped water and sanitation through its drinking water and sanitation programmes. It also provides technical assistance to small water and electricity private operators to help them expand networks and reach small towns and rural areas.
GRET increases small-scale farmers’ incomes by improving their crop yield and providing access to agricultural water. It raises the added value of products by developing a geographic labelling approach and provides credit services to encourage farmers to invest. By promoting agroecology, GRET also contributes to protecting the environment.
At regional level, it protects the right of indigenous communities while contributing to find-ing solutions to land conflicts and helping smallholders to legally own land.
Cambodia | 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2007
GRET has been tasked with assessing the « drinking water for all » component—City of Paris and Municipality of Phnom Penh. ...
Cambodia | 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2007
GRET participated in a mission with Horus that aimed to assist AMRET’s management in defining its strategy for the coming years. Based on a SWOT diagnostic and analysis of the market, a strategy for its transformation into a ...
Cambodia | 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2010
Arsenic pollution in water is a problem in Kandal Province, Cambodia. The measured concentration is sufficient to cause serious health risks. GRET has been entrusted with setting up, with the participation of the private sector, the installation of ...
Cambodia | 01/01/2007 - 31/12/2009
Geographical indications are a sign of quality that makes it possible to showcase specialities whose specific characteristics are linked to the territories in which they are produced. This system makes it possible to create “territory brands” that make ...
Community Drinking Water and Sanitation Access Programme in the Provinces of Kandal and Takeo in Cambodia
Cambodia | 01/08/2006 - 30/09/2009
The PACEPAC project aims to improve the wellbeing of populations in large rural villages in Cambodia by planning and developing community water and sanitation services. PACEPAC is based on the accomplishments of and lessons learnt from the MIREP ...
SKY_Phase 2 |
Cambodia | 01/01/2006 - 30/06/2012
SKY proposes inclusive health insurance coverage to families of formal and informal sector, mainly in rural zones. Benefit package includes primary health care and hospitalization (with third payment mechanism). Since 2008 the project entered a phase of extension, ...
Training French-Speaking Research Professors and Restructuring the Continuing Education Supply at the Royal University of Agriculture (URA) of Cambodia
Cambodia | 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2008
The goal of this technical assistance is to help the Royal University of Agriculture of Cambodia form a team of French-speaking research professors in key fields to raise the skill level of the University to increase its contribution ...
Cambodia | 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2005
The Kingdom of Cambodia Ministry of Commerce wishes to set up a legal framework for geographic indications or protected designation of origin (PDO) labels in Cambodia, and allow agricultural producers, processors and those active in trade to obtain ...
Cambodia | 01/01/2005 - 31/12/2006
GRET has been asked to provide extended methodology support to a sectoral study of irrigation in Cambodia in the context of France’s “agricultural policy support” Priority Solidarity Fund. This support consists of sampling irrigation schemes to be surveyed, ...
Cambodia | 01/01/2004 - 31/12/2004
GRET was asked to elaborate a training seminar on the stakes for Cambodian agriculture due to the country’s entry into WTO. This seminar addressed civil society organisations. ...
Proceedings of the National Workshop on Agroecological Transition 30th and 31 st March 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
| Gret | 2016/10
The 2 days’ workshop has been very intense and very fruitful paving the way to some common principles, common understanding and common expectations about agroecology. There are still some works to do in order to define in an ...
| Gret | 2016/09 | Politiques et Pratiques de développement | 21
In many countries, small and medium drinking water companies have difficulty accessing local financial markets. Bankers have a certain risk aversion and are reticent to give these companies long term loans for sums that are considered too low, ...
Comments on the proposed environmental code of cambodia (V6) and proposed amendments for a better recognition of customary tenure rights in protected areas
The « Environment and Natural Resources Code of Cambodia » (Sixth Draft – – 20 November 2016) is a very extensive proposed law (535 pages !) which will have, if adopted, major impacts on many aspects of Cambodian ...
Convergence under pressure : Different routes to private ownership through land reforms in four Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam)
| Comité Technique Foncier et développement ; AFD ; MAEDI | 2015/12
This paper aims to provide keys that will help us understand contemporary land dynamics in these four countries. In order to do so it highlights their similarities and differences, both in the long history that shaped today’s ...
AVSF,Cedac,Crose,Cudes,Faranfasi so,Fonhadi,ISC,Gret,Iram | Groupe initiatives | 2012/11 | Traverses | 38
Ensuring that irrigation schemes are sustainable when management is transferred to farmers remains a considerable challenge for food security and economic development. Between the dismantling of public advisory services and unsustainable projects still too often limited to providing ...
| Gret | 2012
A l’occasion du 6e Forum mondial de l’eau de Marseille en 2012, ce DVD rassemble la documentation issue de 30 ans d’expérience du Gret sur les différents usages de l’eau (références bibliographiques, capitalisations de projets, guides, vidéos, outils ...
Public institutions and local authorities
CG92, Cird and Siem Reap department of agriculture, FTB, MME, MIH, EAC, AFD, EU, ADB, World Bank, Cambodian ministries and provincial services for Water resources and Agriculture, NSSF, AusAid, ISC
Operators, NGO and design offices
AusAid, Thrive Network, See/Saw, CWA, REA, Unicef, SCP, Helen Keller Int, FWUC, FWN, Cirad
Companies and foundations
Find, Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Isea, Artelia, Stone family foundation, Egis, Sofreco
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