The Cambodian Organic Agriculture Association is a nationwide private sector organization working for the promotion of organic agriculture in Cambodia. COrAA is unifying organizations and individuals in Cambodia that are active in organic farming, processing, marketing, trading and any kind of support to organic agriculture. A strong motive for establishing COrAA was also to have a domestic organization where Cambodian stakeholders, especially those from the private sector take leadership in promoting organic agriculture in Cambodia (in contrast to a rather donor-promoted organic agriculture movement).
COrAA was founded in 2006 with the support from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Ministry of Commerce and includes currently nine member institutions (companies, farmer cooperatives and NGSs active in organic agriculture). COrAA provides services to its members including technical advice for the conversion from chemical/conventional to organic farming, marketing support, organic awareness building, lobbying, and in general provides a platform for dialogue and cooperation of organic stakeholders in Cambodia. In addition, COrAA developed organic agriculture standards and provides third-party-certification of producers following the standards.