Insights from Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (ISA)

ISA promotes appropriate technologies and extension services for a sustainable intensification of agricultural production leading to reduced negative impacts on the environment including an improved soil health that allows smallholder farmers to increase their productivity and income.

Take a deeper look into how ISA is contributing to positive systematic changes in Cambodia's Sustainable Agriculture landscape.
Lighting up the pathway towards Regenerative Agriculture in Cambodia
There is a need for the Cambodian agriculture sector to reinvent itself by shifting from increased production through land expansion towards Regenerative Agriculture (Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Intensification). However, bringing about this transition is not easy and requires multiple components to work in cohesion. Therefore, ISA along with partners, visualizes six systems that form a systemic approach, lighting up the pathway towards regenerative agriculture.
Integrating Conflict Sensitivity in Project Management into Inclusive Systems Development Framework
Swisscontact in Cambodia embarks upon a preliminary assessment to systematically integrate Conflict Sensitivity in Project Management (CSPM) strategy and framework into their Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (ISA) project. This experience marks the first steps towards integrating CSPM into the bigger Inclusive Systems Development framework.
Collaboration with Swiss universities through the ISA Lab
One of the initiatives born out of the Swisscontact’s four-year Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture (ISA) project is the ISA Lab. The lab aims to contribute to the project’s objective to promote appropriate technologies and extension services for a sustainable intensification by primarily focusing on applied research. Through the Lab’s three workstreams: Workstream 1. Conduct applied research, Workstream 2. Support student research studies and Workstream 3. Facilitate research platform, the Lab will collaborate with research institutions and academia to conduct research and support students’ research on relevant topics.