ASA the organic farm
ASA is a wholesale distributor of Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) based in Phnom Penh. It provides a better supply chain from the farmers of organic fruits and vegetables to the consumer through organic shops in the city. ASA exists to not only gain profit for its shareholders, but to promote the benefits of local and safe agricultural products. ASA also participates in rural agricultural production, economic improvement and income generation for rural Cambodian farmers.
One of the main objectives is to give farmers access to the bigger market of the city. They are from many of Cambodia’s provinces such as Kampong Speu, Pousat, Battambong, Banteay Mean Chey, Mondulkiri, Kampong Chang, Kandal and Takeo.
VIC participates in ASA’s business for 3 main reasons:
1- In order to reduce air and river pollution, we must first change the consumption habits of the local people first, even if only a few at a time.
2- To participate in our economic and health development through the creation of more jobs and income. Cambodia is well-known as a massive importer of fruits and vegetable with about 100K ton per year. However, the main concern is that often the source of those products is unknown: how are they produced? Are they chemical-free? What might be the long term effects?
3- In the long term, it will have a positive environmental impact by promoting a “healthy and green” way of thinking. What is good for our Earth, will also benefit our people!