Agribusiness Committee Meeting on Friday 15th March 2024

7 Mar 2024 | Agribusiness Past Meetings

Last modified date: 27 Mar 2024

Duration: 1 hour 

On Friday 15th March, the EuroCham Agribusiness Committee, led by Chairman Mr. Eugene Kraamwinkel, held its first meeting for the year to discuss plans and priorities for 2024.

✅𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑: The committee maintained its steadfast commitment to sustainable agriculture in Cambodia. Notable achievements included engaging with government officials, hosting insightful agri-business events, and successfully organising the half-day forum on “Rooting for Change: Smart Financing for Sustainable Agriculture.”

✅𝐋𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒: The committee will host a Breakfast Talk focusing on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues, exploring their significance and potential in Cambodia. Additionally, discussions will delve into the EU’s Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) and its implications for the country. Another session will centre on Cambodia’s agricultural sector, addressing topics such as GDP growth, export challenges, and prospects.

✅During the meeting, the committee addressed key challenges in the agriculture sector, particularly the need for standardised certifications to boost export capacity and build customer trust. 𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠-𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. The discussions underscored the potential for reducing import reliance and fostering self-sufficiency in Cambodia’s agricultural landscape.