We believe in a Cam­bodia free from poverty and envir­on­mental degrad­a­tion.

The Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT) are a local not-for-profit work­ing to improve food secur­ity, incomes and liv­ing stand­ards of poor rural com­munit­ies in sup­port of envir­on­mental con­ser­va­tion in Cam­bodia.

CRDT works collaboratively with communities.

We believe every Cam­bod­ian should have access to a pro­tein rich and var­ied diet.

We believe every Cam­bod­ian should have suf­fi­cient income to allow an adequate stand­ard of living.

We believe every Cam­bod­ian should have access to clean water.

We believe every Cam­bod­ian should have access to safe, clean energy.

We believe every Cam­bod­ian should value their envir­on­ment and man­age nat­ural resources responsibly.

Alternative agriculture

Community Development

CRDT’s work in community development has 5 key areas of focus:

  • Food Security
  • Income Generation
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Education & Waste Management

Social Enterprise

Our work is funded by numerous international donors, including the UNDP, Wetlands Alliance, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, voluntary social enterprise Conversations With Foreigners, and everyday people like you through GlobalGiving.

However, the nature of international development funding is precarious – especially in uncertain times such as these. Our  future goal is to become self-sustainable through social enterprise development which will provide valuable skills, training, and employment to Cambodians in our target communities and beyond, while returning revenue that we can reinvest into our development programs. Currently, we operate 3 social enterprises:

Conversations With Foreigners: A low cost conversational English language school in Phnom Penh. Each 3 month semester is taught by international volunteers. CWF has donated more than US$120,000 to CRDT since 2007 through an ethical model of learning and cultural exchange.

CRDTours: Our very own community based eco-tour provider offering adventures, homestays with communities, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences in and around Kratie and Stung Treng.

Le Tonlé: A unique training guest house giving poor, disadvantaged youth from Stung Treng and Kratie provinces a real chance for a career in hospitality.