The Rural Livelihoods Improvement Project (RULIP) ran for 7 years and spanned across the three provinces of Preah Viehear, Ratanakiri and Kratie. The RULIP directly benefited 15000 households in 84 poor communes. The project was co-financed by UNDP (>1,1 million USD) and the Royal Government of Cambodia (> 0.5 million USD) for a total of over 13,6 million USD with 12 million in IFAD loans and grants.
On the 31st of March 2015, over 100 agriculture experts, civil servants and development partners will gather at the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries for the RULIP Completion Workshop. The completion workshop offers a unique and important opportunity to review the most important achievements of the Rural Livelihoods Improvement Project and to take heed of the most beneficial approaches and lessons learned that need to be operational in current or future projects.
Event: Rural Livelihoods Improvement Project Completion Workshop
Venue: General Directorate of Agriculture (MAFF)
Time: Registration starts at 8AM –on 31st March 2015
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Cambodia is a member of IFAD since 1993. Since then, the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries worked on 9 major agriculture and rural development projects to benefit more than 1 million rural households. In the process, IFAD mobilized two hundred and seventy million dollars, including 174 million of its own contributions in loans and grants.
The Rural Livelihoods Improvement Project was the 5th major project of IFAD in Cambodia. It was implemented by the General Directorate of Agriculture, AVSF, Vaddhanac and CIAT, and managed by the Programme Support Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries.
The Programme Support Unit is a key office in the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, providing services and support to various development projects in the sector of agriculture. It plays a key function by helping to align and coordinate inputs of agricultural development partners. During the RULIP, the PSU acted as a lead in policy planning and managed the project's financial and operational services.
Hosting the event, the Ministry of Agriculture forestry and Fisheries will be joined by other relevant Ministries such as the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Woman's Affairs, and the Ministry of Interior's National Committee for Democratic Development Secretariat along with key development partners: IFAD, UNDP, World Bank and ADB. Importantly, numerous beneficiaries and provincial staff of the Ministry will also be present to enhance the discussions with practical recommendations for post-project sustainability and for other ongoing projects: with the RULIP now completed, another three major agricultural investments are ongoing with IFAD and the government of Cambodia: the TSSD, the PADEE and ASPIRE. The Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Small Holder Development Project implemented (TTSD) in collaboration with the ADB, will run until 2019. The Programme for Agricultural and Economic Empowerment (PADEE) and the new Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE), will both run until 2020.
Additonal information / links
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Benoit Thierry, Country Program Manager, IFAD South East Asia Hub
Meng Sakphouseth, Country Program Officer.
Mobile: 012 928 093
IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided about US$16 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached some 430 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency based in Rome – the UN’s food and agriculture hub.