- Posted on: September 29, 2022
Business Opportunities in Cambodia: The Organic Market
Join us on October 24th, 2022, 9 am – 10.30 am CET / 2 pm – 3.30 pm ICT, online
Cambodia is one of the most accessible frontier markets to foreign investors and offers an excellent business environment. Although its organic sector has experienced a rapid development in the past decade, it is still at a relatively small scale and has a lot of untapped market potential for sourcing, sales, and investments. Cambodia is home to unique high-quality crops such as the world-famous Kampot Pepper, many of which have protected geographical indication (PGI) status. The most common EU organic certified crops include rice, pepper, cashew, herbs (e.g. ginger, lemongrass), as well as fruit and cassava, with Germany being one of the biggest importers of these products. At the same time, the country is a potential market for agricultural inputs including seeds and fertilizer, equipment, as well as machinery for planting, irrigation, harvesting, and agro-processing. For potential organic producers within Cambodia, the country also offers low land costs, low labour costs and faster transition to organic farming due to limited use of agrichemicals compared to its neighbors Thailand and Vietnam. The advantages of the Cambodian organic market will be highlighted and elaborated during the webinar.
Join us on October 24th, 2022 to learn more about doing business in the Cambodian organic sector!
9:00 CET Welcome remarks
2 pm ICT Mr. Daniel Marek, Regional Manager ASEAN, German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV)
09:05 CET Business Opportunities in Cambodia
2.05 pm ICT Mr. Tom Hesketh, Deputy Director, European Chamber of Commerce Cambodia
09:25 CET Sector Brief introduction: The Organic Market in Cambodia
2.25 pm ICT Mr. Christoph Janensch, Business Scout Cambodia, GIZ
09:45 CET Brief Introduction to the develoPPP Program
2.45 pm ICT Ms. Tanja Voelker, Business Scout at IHK Cologne
09:50 CET Successful Organic Sourcing from Cambodia with develoPPP
2.50 pm ICT Mr. Andreas Grötschel, CEO, MAU Cambodian Spices and Fruits Co., Ltd.
10:05 CET Introduction to Local Producer Khmer Organic Cooperative
3.05 pm ICT Ms. Sovann Pisey THLANG, CEO, Khmer Organic Cooperative Co., Ltd.
10:15 CET Q & A Session
3.15 pm ICT with all speakers
10:25 CET Closing Remarks
3.25 pm ICT Mr. Daniel Marek, Regional Manager ASEAN, OAV
10:30 CET End of Event
3.30 pm ICT
The webinar is organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in cooperation with the OAV – German Asia-Pacific Business Association, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Cologne and the European Chamber of Commerce Cambodia.