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 | 01/01/2004 - 31/12/2005
Cambodia’s September 2003 entry into WTO implies a process of notification of agricultural policy measures in a given timeframe. The stakes for Cambodian farmers (80% of the country’s population) are numerous. GRET has been asked to provide the ...
Stung Chinit |
Stung Chinit Irrigation Scheme Rehabilitation Project, Cambodia – Agricultural Development Support and Irrigation User Organisation
Cambodia | 01/01/2001 - 31/12/2008
This project's operational objective is to contribute to the development of irrigated agriculture, increase the rural population's income by providing it with access to 3,000 irrigated hectares in the rainy season and 1,200 irrigated hectares in the dry ...
Prey Nup |
Cambodia | 01/01/1998 - 31/12/2008
After more than twenty years of war and instability, Cambodia has entered a reconstruction phase: physical reconstruction of infrastructures, reconstruction of government mechanisms for its roles of popular service and regulation, and above all reconstruction and modernisation of ...
Cambodia | 01/01/1991 - 31/12/2014
GRET was behind the creation of the principal microfinance institution in Cambodia (280,000 clients, more than 150 million USD in outstanding loans and 40 million USD in savings). Launched as a project, AMRET became an institution in the ...
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam | 01/01/1991 - 31/12/1995
Cambodia | 01/01/1989 - 31/12/1989
Agriculture familiale : organisation collective, technique de production et relations entre cadres et ruraux (en)
Cambodia, Vietnam | 01/01/1988 -
For more than 10 years, Gret has been supporting Cambodian water investors in implementing, operating and maintaining piped water supply systems following a Public-Private Partnership approach. Based on this experience and the sector evolution, Gret was able to ...
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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