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Keo, Socheat

Works: 4 works in 5 publications in 1 language and 12 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD1486.C16,
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Most widely held works by Socheat Keo
Adoption of productivity-enhancing inputs and improved farm practices in Cambodia's rice production by Socheat Keo( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Agricultural intensification, particularly, the adoption of improved farm technologies has been considered by the government of Cambodia as a driving force for agricultural development, which will contribute to improving living standards, particularly in rural areas. Meanwhile, little research has empirically analyzed the factors that influence farmers' decisions to adopt improved farm technologies. Hence, this dissertation aims at adding to this literature and contributing to Cambodia's agricultural development policies through three empirical studies with a focus on the rice production - the dominant sector of Cambodia's agriculture. The first paper of this dissertation investigates the impact of formal and semi-formal land titles on the adoption of chemical fertilizer and manure in Cambodia's paddy production using pooled cross-sectional data of the Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey (CSES) from 2009 to 2014. Propensity Score Matching (PSM) and regressions on the matched samples were used to estimate the effects for each type of land title, controlling for village heterogeneity. The empirical findings show that both formal and semi-formal land titling significantly increases the average adoption rates of chemical fertilizer and manure, but the impact of formal land titling on manure adoption is higher than that of semi-formal titling. However, the empirical evidence shows that land titling does not significantly increase fertilizer expenditure and productivity. In general, this study suggests that formal and semi-formal land titling are equally conducive to fertilizer use and productivity improvement. The second paper addresses two key issues: first, it examines whether farmers' decisions to adopt improved rice varieties and chemical fertilizer are interrelated (interdependent); second, it analyzes the determinants of the improved farm technology adoption. The quantitative data is based on the HARVEST (Helping Address Rural Vulnerabilities and Ecosystem Stability) household panel survey (2012-2016) in four provinces of Cambodia, while the qualitative data was collected from 25 semi-structured interviews with some of the surveyed households. The study applies a bivariate probit model to test for the interdependence of technology adoption, and the correlated random effects (CRE) framework to detect the determinants of adoption. The results indicate that adoption of an improved rice variety and chemical fertilizer at the plot level are complementary. The empirical results further suggest that irrigation, social learning in the form of information from neighbors, age of household head, secondary education, TV ownership (as a means of accessing the media), and remittances are positively associated with the adoption of improved farm technologies. The third paper follows up on the second one by further examining the role of credit in the adoption of the interrelated inputs. Propensity Score Matching (PSM) and regressions on the matched samples were applied to examine the linkage between agricultural credit and the adoption of the interrelated inputs. This study relies on a cross-sectional survey from the Census of Agriculture of Cambodia (CAC), 2013. The results suggest that credit for agricultural activities increases the probability of adoption of high-yield rice variety, fertilizer, pesticide (or herbicide/fungicide) and the combination of the three types of modern input. The effect of credit on adoption of pesticides is the most robust, particularly when farm households contract loans from both formal and informal sources. Our empirical finding suggests that affordable credit for farm activities increases adoption of modern inputs in rice production."--Pages ii-iii
Impact of farmer organisations on food security : the case of rural Cambodia by Vuthy Theng( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pesticide use practices in Cambodia's vegetable farming by Sim Sokcheng( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connecting Cambodia's SMEs to regional value chains the "bridging gap" and "missing link" by Kha Sok( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The vision of connecting Cambodia to regional and global value chains (GVCs) is not new but the result of decades-old strategic decisions about the future. Since the return to a market-oriented economy in 1989, Cambodia has pursued policies and reforms to integrate itself into the GVCs by modernizing its industrial structure. These efforts have brought domestic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into public policy attention. The term "connecting" implies the existence of "gaps" to be linked or bridged. Gaps exist in many forms at various levels of public and private sector capacity domains. This paper discusses the current situation of SMEs in Cambodia, identifies what has worked (the "bridging gap") and what has not (the "missing link") in terms of promoting their value chain participation, and argues that while the growing reform momentum is showing signs of narrowing certain gaps, our assessment highlights the remaining or even widening gaps that are the products of dissonant fundamental constraint issues facing SMEs. The paper also offers perspectives on (1) emerging lessons learned for successful GVC engagement, and (2) implications of the evolving world, i.e., the regional cooperation and integration landscape and dramatic development in digital technology, for Cambodia's path toward connecting the country's SMEs to the GVCs
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Keo, S.

Keo Socheat

Socheat, Keo