Representatives from more than 90 Cambodian businesses gathered yesterday at the Council of Ministers building in Phnom Penh to hear about a new initiative that aims to encourage private sector investment in agriculture. The $55.6 million project is an extension of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction Project, which seeks to induce technology and other specialist companies to help develop small-scale agribusiness in Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kompong Thom and Kompong Cham provinces. “Part of our project is to send out community extension workers armed with laptops and tablets to give farmers access to better
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