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WHO WE ARE
Rural Economic & Agriculture Development Agency (READA) is a Cambodian non-political, non-religious organization which focuses its efforts on rural community development and livelihood improvement. READA was established in 2004 by Cambodian volunteers and former employees of AGRISUD International and was subsequently registered with the Ministry of Interior in 2005 (Number 090 sCN).
In September 2011, READA received the internationally recognized GPP certification on Governance and Professional Practices. GPP, which is coordinated by Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC), is a collective response by NGOs to professionalize and strengthen the NGO sector in Cambodia by encouraging and promoting NGO accountability and good organizational practice. READA is among the first 32 NGOs in Cambodia to have successfully completed the certification process.
READA works in rural areas of Siem Reap province and currently implements projects in 78 villages in Banteay Srei, Angkor Thom, Sonikoum and Chikreng district. READA works with the poorest members of the community and implements Needs and Rights Based Approaches. The Needs Based Approach provides the poorest with new opportunities to increase their living standards by providing support grants to start up livelihood activities. The Rights Based Approach is a strong awareness raising program which ensures that the communities have a deeper understanding of their basic rights to life and independence of ex