De Heus TMH secures US$15m ADB loan to boost Cambodia’s feed sector

CAMBODIA— The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and De Heus TMH Company Limited (DH-TMH) have signed a US$15 million loan to boost Cambodia’s agricultural feed sector by expanding DH-TMH’s storage and processing capacity for animal feed production.

Investments in storage, will promote efficient feed production as maize can be stored for extended periods, making the supply chain less dependent on climate-related vulnerability.

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It will also allow the company to buy more local raw materials like maize, rice and cassava from smallholder farmers within its supply chain, enabling a supply of affordable, high-quality feed for livestock and fish farmers.

A technical assistance grant will support training for 2,000 maize and 2,000 poultry farmers, many of them women, in climate-resilient farm practices and financial literacy, helping them to strengthen their positions within farms and boost their access to finance to expand their businesses.

ADB Country Director for Cambodia Jyotsana Varma said that developing locally sourced, high-quality, and affordable animal feed supply is integral in safeguarding Cambodia’s food security and reducing reliance on imported feed inputs.

“By supporting DH-TMH, we are helping to strengthen the feed value chain, improve livelihoods of feed crop, livestock, and fish farmers, and support sustainable and resilient agricultural practices,” he added.

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DH-TMH is a joint venture between Netherland based family-owned global animal feed supplier De Heus Animal Nutrition, and TMH Co. Ltd. from Cambodia. With the capacity to produce 180,000 metric tons of high-quality livestock feed, it is Cambodia’s leading animal feed producer.

“De Heus TMH is committed to empower the independent farmers in Cambodia. The strategic cooperation agreement with ADB, in combination with our focus on training and knowledge sharing will support and accelerate the sustainable development of the Cambodian animal protein supply chain,” said De Heus Asia CEO Gabor Fluit.

The ADB supports projects like this, that create economic and development impact in developing member countries, as it aims to achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.

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