Agriculture Value Chain Development

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Agriculture Value Chain Development
To Improve Supply Chain and Distribution Management
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

Invest in: > B2B digital platforms and aggregators or brick-and-mortar models, offering products and services, linking producers to buyers, to improve sourcing, quality control, market linkages and overall traceability. > Standalone business models offering logistics or cold-storage facilities.

Azaylla Cambodia Co. Ltd. (Azaylla), founded in 2019, is a B2B aggregation company engaged in distribution of both fresh and non-fresh agricultural products through a network of e-commerce and independent grocery retailers, alternative channels (industry and export), and food service locations. In 2021, Azaylla raised an investment (minority stake) in a venture round from Uberis Capital Ltd.(13)

Royal Government of Cambodia's (RGC) initiatives: > Khmer Agriculture Suite (KAS): An open digital platform for agricultural value chains by harnessing the power of emerging technology and innovation to address main challenges in productivity and distribution.

RGC's initiatives: > CamAgriMarket mobile application: The aim of the Agricultural Marketing Information Service (AMIS) is to improve agricultural stakeholders’ ability to access, gather, analyze and use information to better respond to market needs.

Expected Impact

Efficient agriculture value chains to develop an organized and streamlined structure to address issues of post-harvest losses and import dependence

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
20% - 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
> USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 1 million - USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Zero Hunger (SDG 2)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Good health and well-being (SDG 3) Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
Sector Sources
  • (1) Royal Government of Cambodia. (2018). Cambodian Sustainable Development Goals (CSDGs) Framework (2016-2030). (2) World Bank. (2017). Cambodia--Sustainable Strong Growth for the Benefit of All. (3) Sachs et al. (2021). The Decade of Action for Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Development Reprot 2021. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (4) World Food Programme. (2019). Cambodia Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023). (5) World Bank. (2020). Cambodia in the Time of COVID-19. (6) Asian Development Bank. (2021). Cambodia Agriculture, Natural Resoures, and Rural Development Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map. Cambodia Agriculture Rural Development Map (7) Statastica. (2022). Share of Economic Sectors in the GDP in Cambodia 2010-2020. (8) Chinda, T. & Thay, S. (2022). Long-term Food Waste Management in Phnom Penh Utilizing a System Dynamics Modeling Approach. (9) The Economist Intelligence Unit. (2016). Global Food Security Index 2016. Global Food Security Index 2016. (10) Royal Government of Cambodia. (2018). Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency: Building the Foundation toward Realizing the Cambodia Vision 2050 Phase IV. (11) Ang, L. (2020). Will Cambodia's Shift in Focus to Small-Scale Farming Work? The Diplomat. (12) Thou Vireak. (2020). Agro-sector adopting digital tech.
IOA Sources
  • (13) Firn, M. (2021) Investment in Food Startup Azaylla to Source More Local Produce. Khmer Times. (14) USAID. (2022). Agriculture and Food Security. (15) Thorng, R. (2022) Improving Post Harvest Practices to Reduce Food Loss.,in%20developing%20countries%2C%20including%20Cambodia. (16) World Bank. (2020). Cambodia in the Time of COVID-19. (17) Fresh Plaza. (2022). Cambodia Cold Chian Infrastructure to Get $2 Million Boost. (18) USAID. (2022). USAID Announces Partnership to Propel Economic Growth in Cambodia. (19) Thou, V. (2021). Supply Chain Woes Stunt Economy. The Phnom Penh Post. (20) Kotoski, K. (2016). Logistics Firm Takes Shape. The Phnom Penh Post. (21) Kemp, S. (2022). Digital 2022: Cambodia. (22) World Bank. (2017). Individuals Using the Internet (% of Population)--Cambodia. (23) Royal Government of Cambodia. (2019). Cambodia's Voluntary National Review 2019. (24) World Bank. (2019). Prevalence of Undernourishment (% of Population)--Cambodia. (25) World Bank. (2019). Prevalence of Moderate or Severe Food Insecurity in the Population (%)--Cambodia. (26) Royal Government of Cambodia. (2018). Cambodian Sustainable Development Goals (CSDGs) Framework (2016-2030). (27) Grace, L. (2020). How Cambodia can revive agriculture with big data. (28) Adur Pradeep. (2022). Azaylla gets pre-series A funding from Insitor Impact. (29) Goletti, F. & Sin, S. (2016). Development of Master Plan for Crop Production in Cambodia by 2030. (30) The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. (2019). Five-Year Strategic Plan 2019-2023 for Agriculture Sector. (31) Royal Government of Cambodia. (2013). Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan 2014-2023. (32) Royal Government of Cambodia. (2011). Sub-Decree on the Contract Farming. (33) Food and Agriculture Organanization. (2013). Law on Agricultural Cooperative. (34) USAID. (2008). Kandal province investment profile. (35) USAID. (2010). Pursat province investment profile.