Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE)


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Agricultural Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension

ASPIRE will expand into the five target provinces covered by the ongoing Project for Agricultural Development and Economic Empowerment when it ends in 2018, plus five additional provinces that will be identified by the midterm review.

The programme's objective is that by 2021 an improved model of extension services for Cambodia will be helping smallholder farmers to contribute to broad-based economic growth. It will achieve this objective through profitable and resilient farm businesses.

ASPIRE will have four components: evidence-based policy development; capacity development for extension services; improved extension services; and infrastructure to support climate-resilient agriculture. It will target productive poor people and vulnerable smallholder farmers.

Status: Closed
Approval Date
16 December 2014
2014 - 2022
Total Project Cost
US$ 86.25 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 53.4 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 11.45 million
Private sector local US$ 3.01 million
Beneficiaries US$ 5.79 million
National Government (add) US$ 2.47 million
Commune Sangkat Fund US$ 7.24 million
Financing Gap
US$ 0.1 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Frew Behabtu Bedasso

Project design reports

Project design reports

Final Project, September 2014 Region: Asia and the Pacific

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Project completion report

Project completion report




Cambodia: Agricultural Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE)

October 2023

ASPIRE implemented a demand-driven approach to agricultural extension services, fostering innovation through new policies and strategies.

Livelihood-recovery project directly supporting Cambodia’s most vulnerable and those impacted by COVID-19 to launch tomorrow

February 2021 - NEWS
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and FAO will sign a project agreement tomorrow to directly support 10,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by COVID-19 in Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey Province to restore their livelihoods and improve their resilience to the crisis.