Organization Background

CIRD is an independent non- governmental organization created on July 7th, 2009 by a team of qualified development specialists with diversified and extensive experiences. CIRD was fully registered as a national NGO by the Royal Government of Cambodia on Aug 11th, 2009 under the reference number 2004 Sor Chor Nor.

CIRD works directly with farmer organizations and local communities to provide capacity building and appropriate skills to ensure that rural poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods in self-determination. CIRD is a not for profit organization working with development partners and allies in Cambodia and networking globally to bring about sustainable social change.

As soon as it was founded, CIRD has implemented the pilot project for Geographical Indications Protection in Cambodia as its first development project. This project is led by the Ministry of Commerce in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries with financial support from AFD (French Agency for Development) and technical assistance from GRET (a French development NGO) and CIRD.