The success of CEDAC in promoting the building of bio-digester plant
Since April 2007, CEDAC has been a cooperative partner in the National Biodigester Programme (NBP) which promotes and disseminates information about domestic bio-digesters to local farmers. The National Bio-digester Programme (NBP) is a joint program between the Cambodia Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV). As of March 2014, CEDAC has been instrumental in promoting the building of 7,104 bio-digester plants in 1,527 villages, 361 communes and 44 districts in 6 provinces.
The success of this program has been very encouraging and CEDAC hopes to continue its efforts to improve the livelihood of local farmers through new practices and opportunities.
It is important to note, that in the beginning, the role of CEDAC was promoting and marketing within the five target provinces: Svay Rieng, Kampong Cham, Kandal, Kampong Speu and Takeo.
In November 2007, NBP was extended to include two more target provinces, Kampot and Kampong Chhnang. CEDAC was selected to manage the program in Kampot province. In October 2008, NBP extended the target provinces yet again and assigned CEDAC as the manager of two of the additional provinces, Prey Veng and Kandal.