An organic co-op in the capital of Cambodia
Khmer Organics is producing affordable organic fruits and vegetables for Cambodians and equipping farmers with knowledge of organic production. Through this, they are working toward establishing a farming ecosystem that is free of chemicals and genetically modified seeds.
Their business operates in two parts: the co-op and the farms. Located in Phnom Penh, their co-op has three locations throughout the city. Customers also have the option to shop online for delivery or pickup. The farms are using traditional growing methods combined with modern concepts of preparing the soil, planting, and harvesting. The combined approach is better for the environment, but also ensures a more efficient harvest.
These farms also serve as hands-on training centers for farmers who want to adopt organic farming methods. In addition, the farmers who participate in the co-op are provided with fair earnings.
Khmer Organics was a finalist at the Mekong Agritech Challenge (MATCh) Demo Day. MATCh will continue to support this startup in achieving their growth projection and beyond. MATCh is a program of the Mekong Business Initiative, a private sector development partnership of the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Australia that equips entrepreneurs to scale and thrive.