Domestic biodigesters provide a way for individual households with livestock to reduce their dependence on polluting firewood and expensive fossil fuels for cooking and lighting. The project also provides additional benefits with the bio-slurry providing a great means for fertilizing and improving local agricultural production.

The Cambodian National Biodigester Programme was originally set up in 2006 by the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and SNV Netherlands Development Organization.

Project impacts and benefits:

  • 27.231 biodigesters constructed from March 2006 to December 2018 
  • 93.561 direct beneficiaries 
  • Biogas kitchen air pollution reduced with 88% (Particulate Matter 2.5).
  • On average 5,05 tCO2 reduced per digester per year