About EPDO

EPDO is an local NGO, non-governmental organization, working to promote the natural resources management and conserve biodiversity and enhance agriculture productivities, strengthening business model, engaging in market linkage with all key agriculture value chains, addressing the climate change affected to rural communities and promote good local governance for local residents and relevant local authorities and building adaptive capacity to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and recovery and promoted the health, sanitation and water usage of the community who dependent. EPDO gain experiences through field project implementation in order to improve the livelihoods and community well-being. (ref: EPDO Profile-v10).

Where We Work

EPDO is currently operate in Pursat, Battambang, Pailin, Kampong Speu, Stung Treng, with head office in Pursat province. In upcoming and possible expansion target, EPDO will looking for expansion target provinces included Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap and Kampong Cham provinces due to their geographical areas are quite suitable for the project and programme as to cover the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. However, the province expansions will be considered to be expanded due the interested of the funding and development partners show their interested in working at the new target provinces.

Area of Specialiszes

With 24 years of technical support, service provision and intervention with various projects from many donors and government funding agencies, EPDO has become specialize in Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, DRR Wash and Climate Change Resilience's well known NGO due to gaining more and more experiences, gaining technical knowledges and experts in many practical fields of Agriculture Sectors (ranging from crops, rice production, vegetable cultivation, climate smart agriculture, livestock's cow, chicken, incubator hatching technologies, aquaculture's fish and frog culture, Climate Change adaptation, Natural Resources, biodiversity and Environmental Management, DRR to cope and recovery, and resilience, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for community development, and livelihoods.

We have provided technical training and service delivery to many target sites and reached out more than thousand households who participating project activities for improving their farm productivities and able to cope and resilient farms as business model. Engaging and linkage market actors into related agriculture value chains and interact the inputs and lead to contract farming arrangement. While a business multistakeholder platform (MSP) established to serve for dialogues with all key producers, market buyers, agriculture inputs supplier and Micro-finance institution (MFI) and banking to promote for financial accessibility to expansion their business investment and scale-up their farms.

Specialists: Every programme staff, ranking from project officers, technical specialists are fully trained in technical applications for many years to enhance their working knowledge, skills and experiences for specific project assignment and tasks responsibilities. All of the Project officers up to specialists have completed their bachelor and master university degrees in their fields plus an extensive experiences. The assigned specialists have more experiences in term of technical and service delivery to the Governments funding agency, and donor, that reflect the quality of staff's selection based on merits and quality for implementing and management of the project and programme assigned to him/her. The salary package are reflected the policy and scale setting under the financial policy and updated upon time to time based on the real circumstance.

Organization Structure

Board of Director

The Board of Director (Governing Board of Director) and setting up under the Internal Regulation/By-law required the Government Policy and recommended by donors. The Board of Director (BOD) consist of 5 members active on the BOD. The BOD Chairman has been selected and appointed by the election by the plenary meeting of the BOD. The roles of the Chairman and board members are to direct and given the advices, set disciplinary, rules and regulation, to review the Executive Director's performance and review the contract appointment of the Executive Director.

The mandatory for BOD member meeting is organized every quarter or 4 monthly to meet all members to discuss, review and approve the policy, guidance, and other organization values and setting strategic direction for organization and liaison with potential funding organization and government agencies. The Secretary of the BOD is appointed from Executive Director of EPDO to serve as secretary, take minute and preparation for the board director meeting and arrangement and prepare all necessary policy, guideline, and proposed strategic action plan for the board director review meeting and enact. (Ref annex: Organizational Structure)

Management Team

The Management Team was set up with comprise of each project manager or team leader or any high rank from each project to be representative in the management team. EPDO Executive Director is appointed as Chairman of Management Team. All the members and Chairman of Management Team is responsible to oversee all organization level decision, taken necessary action and response to government partners, funding agencies requirement or request and building collaboration with all levels of local authorities and act on behalf of the organization.

Management team meeting is organized prepared every 3 months or more depending on the urgency in order to review and update the programme and project progress, given recommendation, prepare draft of programme or organization's policy, guidelines, staff policy, all related value and principles and administrative measure for all project and programme to ensure it aligned with the organization policy, regulation, guidelines and strategic goal, objectives, mission, vision. Management team has important roles to coordinate with governments and other lined departments for technical and intervention supports based on areas of responsibilities set for and by the project or programme. (Please annex Organization Structure)


Environmental Protection and Development Organization, EPDO, is a non government / nonprofit organization which is not related to politics or any political party. EPDO was established in 1998 in order to take action in the face of negative natural resource management and environment. EPDO was also setup to improve the livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable in the Kingdom of Cambodia. EPDO was recognized and registered with the Ministry of Interior of Royal Government of Cambodia on 06th July, 1998, (No 494 S.Ch.N)


A society where citizens live with better socio-economic development and welfare.


To contribute to poverty reduction of Cambodian citizens including children, youth, disabled and vulnerable groups through building their capacity and empowering them to enhance their education, technical know-how, vocational skills and job opportunities.


To improve the livelihoods of rural community, marginalized people to effectively manage natural resources, biodiversity and enhance agriculture productivities and adopting capacity to climate changes.

Core Values

  • Respect
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Reflection/feedback

Core Principles - PURE NATURE

  • P: Participatory
  • U: Unification
  • R: Rehabilitation
  • E: Education
  • N: Natural Resources Conservation
  • A: Alleviation of Poverty
  • T: Technical Assistance
  • U: Using Local Resources
  • R: Reforestation
  • E: Environmental Protection



Strategic Program 1:Enhance Agri-Food Security, Safety and Quality Standards.

Strategic Objective 2:Improved Sustainable management and conservation of natural resources, forestry and fisheries and biodiversity to stability of ecosystem.

Strategic Objective 3:Improved management and adaptive capacity to DRR, Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency.

Strategic Objective 4:Improved good local governance for commune councils and Commune Committee for Women and Children to address their issues/needs in local planning process.

Strategic Program 5:Enhance Education Quality, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and HEALTH Standard Operation Practices.


Official Address

Office#326A, Street 103, Kbalhong village, Sangkat Pteas Prey, Pursat Town, Pursat Province, Cambodia

Tel : (855-52) 740 644



Website: www.epdocambodia.org 
EPDO¬ registered with Ministry of Interior of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Registration Number 494 Sor Chor Nor, dated on July, 06 1998



Environmental Protection and Development Organization, EPDO, is a non government / nonprofit organization which is not related to politics or any political party. EPDO was established in 1998 in order to take action in the face of negative natural resource management and environment. EPDO was also setup to improve the livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable in the Kingdom of Cambodia. EPDO was recognized and registered with the Ministry of Interior on 06th July, 1998, (No 494 S.Ch.N)


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