SWOT Analysis

Opportunities (O)

Threats (T)




Ø Livestock husbandry as a norm and heritage to next generation of farmers.

Ø Diversification of livestock and livestock breeds

Ø Expanding domestic and international market

Ø Access to resources such as farm residues.

Ø Farmers willing to join with the private, NGO, and governmental authorities to improve their technique and capacity via training.

Ø Farmers ready to cooperate and adopt new feed composition, vaccination, and new breeds.

Ø Overall, there is greater potential in the subsector given the natural state and support of both private and government.


Ø Outbreaks: to prevent complete loose of livestock, diversification of livestock and livestock breeds plays great role to reducing complete loose of livestock. This is one of the strength the farmers possess to reducing spread of outbreaks.

Ø Hash climate change: the threat of climate change to livestock cannot be overemphasized enough. Government will have to play greater role in curbing this threat in the subsector by providing basic social amenities that will support the animal farms such as electricity.

Ø High price volatility: price fluctuation is one of the major threat faced by the rural farmers in Cambodia and the middlemen mostly cause this. Access to resource such as market information from market board will play a great role to reducing this volatility in the subsector




Ø The subsector faces seasonal high cost of production: the government can use the available opportunity to provide relevant infrastructures supporting subsector especially during scarcity of essential inputs, market board to regulate input prices etc.

Ø The local breeds of farmers: government and NGOs provides cross breeds or new breeds to farmers to increase the farming diversification, more so, to push farmer toward modern system of livestock farming.

Ø Traditional method of livestock farming: The Government, NGO, and other organization should provide new/modern techniques of livestock rearing for the rural farmers.


Ø Poor infrastructure not supporting modern techniques or new breeds requiring special conditions.

Ø Slow control of outbreak leads to more loose of livestock. Some of these slowness are caused by dependence on import for essential vet medicines.

Ø With the non-existence of market board, middlemen prey upon livestock farmers.

Ø Seasonal scarcity of resources especially feed, labor and water in some cases.