We have a simple motto at Agri-Smart. For Cambodians, by Cambodians. Many Cambodian manufacturing tasks are outsourced to other countries such as Vietnam and China. Although this approach is cheaper and quicker, the Cambodian economy will not grow and become self-sufficient if this kind of thinking continues.
It is for this reason that the factory that produced our first pumps is located in Cambodia and managed by a Cambodian woman. This is a testament to Cambodian entrepreneurship. Since then we have partnered with three different manufacturers in Prey Veng, Kampot and Phnom Penh.
Though many said we could not produce our products locally, by engaging local partners, training them and building their capacity, we are successfully producing all of our products in Cambodia while also creating jobs.