Cambodian delegation builds agri-food connections

Grain Central, July 10, 2023

UniSC’s Centre for International Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership hosted a delegation of Cambodian agrifood producers and exporters. Photo: UniSC

AN INITIATIVE led by the University of the Sunshine Coast is helping enable trade, investment and networking between Australia and Cambodia, one of East Asia’s fastest-growing economies.

UniSC’s Centre for International Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CIDSEL) was engaged to assist Royal Government of Cambodia officials and agribusiness leaders to connect with key Australian investors, buyers, wholesalers, government agencies and business associations.

CIDSEL general manager Tami Harriott said a recent two-week study mission involved a series of official visits by delegates to national trade lsites, investor networking roundtables, panel discussions and meetings.

These took place with chambers of commerce and industry and other key stakeholders in Canberra, Sydney, and Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast.

“These different initiatives served as a fundamental engagement and collaboration opportunity, connecting individuals and nations to positively impact in the economy heavily hit by COVID-19,” Ms Harriott said.

This program is part of the Cambodia Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development, or CAP RED.

The five-year Australian Government initiative aims to support the Royal Government of Cambodia and other relevant counterparts to develop policies that drive inclusive, resilient, and sustainable economic growth.

The delegation connected with different local agribusiness stakeholders and would be interested in connecting with others for potential opportunities with exporting their produce, including rice, cashews, pepper, rice crackers, dried fruits and dried meats.

Source: University of the Sunshine Coast


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