MetKasekor is a sustainable climate smart agriculture extension service model
which focuses on opening the market for private sector investments on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification (CASI) by disseminating and promoting CASI practices via government agents to smallholder farmers in Cambodia.
what we do
MetKasekor aims to ensure a widespread knowledge of CA, public institution, especially agriculture extension agents and private sector need to come together through
involved in ‘’opening the market’’ for the private sector
accompany the public sector during the sensitization of the farmers and provide the services on a commercial basis
agree to take the SI services and use their land to showcase the results to other farmers
embed MetKasekor into the Government extension system
MetKasekor in Numbers
HA of Land Area Covered by CA/SI
Farmers Practicing CA/SI
of Machinery Sold
Service Providers Engaged
Tons of Cover Crop Produced
MetKasekor Model shown to be transparent, with Swisscontact being neutral and government partners provide technical supports. It allows private sectors like us (AMK) to fully take ownership and easily implement such as providing products and promotional supports, especially, in term of financial clients where farmers/lead farmers are the target groups. This model also practical for farmers where AMK able to help the whole chain of farmers who practicing CA.
Director of Tonle Sap Agribusiness Project (AMK)
I am excited to implement this model and also is interested in each step of MK, first it started from search and demand creations for farmers based on their need. The linkage between all stakeholders allows smooth implementation, producing effective results. MetKasekor also provides good trainings and capacity building for all the actors including private and public sectors and our ground team by connecting and networking with different stakeholders.
Field Coordinator of CASC
The model is very effective for promoting CA and sustainable agriculture, starting from step 1 – step 6 it helps my team a lot where all the resources are used without any waste and the implementation is a promise activities that we can really reach the targets that we have projected.
Project Coordinator, CASC
Metkasekor works well as a model in the Cambodian context. The model seeks to marry the public with the private sector to ensure legacy on the ground and serves to scale-out innovations from public research institutions.