Producing benefits for the rural poor from good practices in rice contract farming, Cambodia

The Cambodian government is committed to increasing rice productivity and aims to soon become a major rice exporting country of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). The national policy of 2010 aimed to achieve milled rice exports of at least 1 million tons by 2015 (The Council of Ministers, 2010). The government could well use contract farming to boost production, as it is considered to be one of the best ways of promoting and developing more commercially-oriented smallholder rice production.