Scaling impact: Cambodia ex-post assessment

Published by
MarketShare Associates / ACDI/VOCA

Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) has conducted research into the diversity of models that implementing agencies are using to solve the issue of linking smallholders, including the very poor, to input and output markets. Since 2013 LEO has conducted research into projects that have addressed these issues through a market systems facilitation approach.

This report assesses the legacy of the input supply sector development activities of the USAID/Cambodia Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) project’s Phases 1 and 2.

MSME promoted the use by the private sector of an embedded training model, in which companies would provide technical information on input selection and application at no direct charge to swine farmers in order to increase input sales. This study finds that the embedded training model has endured and even expanded since the end of the project, being used to varying extents by the majority of the firms in the sector.