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Community Translation Organization (CTO)

Community Translation Organization (CTO) is a non-government organization working with farmers and community based farmer organizations to improve their food security, livelihood and economy through agricultural productivity improvement, marketing and strengthening farmer’s community based organizations – CBOs (e.g. self help groups – SHGs – and farmer cooperatives). CTO is a local organization led by a Cambodian executive director and management team under the direction of a board of directors whose members are involved in development. Please see organizational chart in the annex
The Vision Statement: Rural farmers in Cambodia can work to improve their livelihood when they are given proper tools.
The Mission: “To empower people and communities in rural areas with knowledge and tools.

Date of Establishment:

30-Jun, 2009

Purpose of Organization:

To empower people and communities in rural areas to be able to improve their livelihoods in a sustainable way with knowledge and tools.

GEF/SGP involvement:

1-Community Based Integrated Natural Resources Management for Livelihood Improvement, Jun 2010-May 2012
2-Mainstreaming climate change Adaptation into Community Livelihood and Development Activities June 2011- November 2012


CTO has been working to empower local people and their communities on related draft law on natural resources, environment, climate change adaptation. through this empowerment, local people and their communities are empowered to advocate with local government on community participation and access right to natural resources. at the same time, community people are trained to manage natural resources in a sustainable way.   
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Cambodia

Contact Details
Street Address:
#27C, Komay Street, Sangkat Kokchak, Siem Reap Town
Siem Reap
Telephone No.:
Organization founded:

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • National

  • Contact Person
    Mr. Yinh Ya Key Contact Person
    Executive Director

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