The biodiversity-based products (BBP) value chain project, supported by the German Government through GIZ, implemented by GFA Consulting Group in collaboration with the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB) at regional level and the Ministry of Environment in Cambodia, aims at establishing a vine handicraft value chain. The Cambodia-BBP project supports a target group of 21 villagers in Thmey village (Phnom Kulen Vine Handicraft Group) for additional income generation through vine handicraft and for enhanced biodiversity protection around PKNP.
Phnom Kulen Vine Handicraft Group Formation
Phnom Kulen Vine Handicraft Group members are improving the vine handicraft techniques and skills on three types of vines/climbing ferns for handicraft design and weaving products. Under the Cambodia-BBP Project support, the Angkor Handicraft Association (AHA) is subcontracted to provide training to the villagers on vine handicraft techniques and skills and a range of designs and products.
Training on making bracelet & napkin rings
The Phnom Kulen Vine Handicraft Group members will be continuously strengthened in vine handicraft weaving activities for making handicraft products, such as bangles, rings for napkins, baskets, trays, etc. for selling to AHA for additional income. AHA is connected to other whole sale and retailers for further delivering these handicraft products to the final consumers.
Mrs. Sorn Tha, a member of the Phnom Kulen Vine Handicraft Group, expressed that “I will use my handicraft weaving techniques and skills for making other handicraft products from other types of vines or similarly to rattan, for earning more incomes for my family.”
Napkin rings & bracelet