Signatures of Asia

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Signatures of Asia was established in 2007 by a group of young dynamic people. In 2010, it rapidly expanded its business through operating a milling house investment in Banteay Meanchey, and in 2012 it became one of the top 10 rice exporters in Cambodia.

From 2015, the company has expanded its direct sourcing from low income farmers. Signatures of Asia sells to the international market organic (15%) and conventional (85%) rice, as well as organic palm sugar and organic black pepper. The company is in a transformation period to be a leading organic rice and ingredient supplier from Cambodia, and seeks to ensure that by 2025 half of its exports will be organic produce. 

Inclusive Business Model

Signatures of Asia works with smallholder farmers and farmer organizations, and is committed to support sustainable agricultural solutions that bring positive impact to low-income people, especially for women and youth (which are 50 and 20 percent respectively of their supplying farmers). It targets low income people through providing them with skills training, access to markets, and supporting a revolving fund.