The Agriculture Services Programme for an Inclusive Rural Economy and Agricultural Trade (ASPIRE-AT) project aims to decrease rural poverty and vulnerability and increase climate resilience of Cambodian rural households through achieving inclusive and sustainable agriculture sector growth based on exports and domestic markets and through increasing the incomes of rural producers and workers.
ASPIRE-AT has three interlinked components:
Component 1: Productive and resilient assets for producer organisations. It aims to finance investments that are identified in the business plans of producer organisations that have achieved a required level of capacity.
Component 2: Business partnership and market access. It aims to support public and private investment to increase the number and competitiveness of agri-businesses operating in priority value chains and the associated enabling public goods and services to support competitive export growth.
Component 3: Aggregating farmers and integrating them in value chains. It aims to support existing producer organisations to achieve the scale and institutional capacity required to provide effective services to their members, be attractive partners for agri-business and to qualify for investment financing under Component 1.