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First International SAIN Conference

Through interactive discussions, presentations, and field trips, the First International Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (SAIN) Conference was a platform for researchers, students, and professionals to learn about and discuss sustainable agricultural intensification and nutrition and why it is essential to food security, especially for the poor. The event was co-coordinated by the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN) and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL).

The conference was held at the Royal University of Agriculture on January 10 and 11, and the field trips took place on January 12 and 13, 2018. The field trips included visits to the CE SAIN's Technology Parks in Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, and Siem Reap. 

This event has already occurred. All materials below serve as archived information. 

Details for Attendees


All attendees must register to attend the SAIN Conference through the online registration website. The registration fee structure is provided below, and the rates include lunch during the meeting dates. The registration fees do not cover accommodation, breakfast, or dinner.

If you are unable to pay by credit card, you have the option of selecting "Invoice Me" at checkout. An invoice will be attached to your confirmation email, and cash payment will be collected at the time of registration on January 10, 2018.

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Transportation and Accommodation

Attendees are responsible for making their own flight and hotel reservations, if applicable. Conference hotels and other recommended hotels are available on the Accommodations page

Local transportation to/from the Royal University of Agriculture on January 10-11 will be provided from the Himawari Hotel. Participants registered for the field trips will be provided with transportation to the field locations from the specified meeting locations: the Himawari Hotel in Phnom Penh on January 12 and the Angkor Paradise and Ta Prohm Hotels in Siem Reap on January 13. Please note that participation in the SAIN conference field trips will require a departure from Siem Reap, Cambodia. 

Visa Information 

Attendees will require a valid passport and a Cambodian visa to enter Cambodia. Tourist and business visas are valid for one month from the date of entry into Cambodia. Cambodia offers on-line visa processing. You may also apply in person at the Cambodian Embassy located at 4530 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011, tel. 202-726-7742, fax 202-726-8381. Tourists and business travelers may also obtain a Cambodian visa at the airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and at all major border crossings.

Additional Information 

  • The average high temperature in Phnom Penh in January is 31°C/88°F, and the average low temperature is 21°C/70°F.
  • The US dollar is the main currency used in Cambodia. Prices in hotels, shops and restaurants are quoted in US dollars. Cambodian Riels are used only as small change at a rate of around 4000 Riels/US$1.
  • Hepatitis A, Zika, and typhoid are prevalent in Cambodia, among other diseases and viruses, and travelers are advised to take appropriate precautions. Please see the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) link below for further information.

Helpful Links 

CDC Health Information for Travelers to Cambodia

U.S. State Department Country Information for Cambodia