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Planned dams threaten Cambodia's food security

The planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia, experts say.

Cambodian People Consume about 5,3 kilograms of Fish per Family per Week

According to a new research study, each Cambodian household consume some 5,3 kilograms of fish five times a week and 63 percent of rural people have jobs related to fishing.

 

Agriculture, irrigation and poverty reduction in Cambodia: Policy narratives and ground realities compared

This report is a contribution to an assessment of the current status of agriculture in Cambodia, focusing on the linkages between agriculture and water, mainly in the form of irrigation.

Tonle Sap scoping report

The scoping mission team was composed of 14 people representing research institutions (RUPP), government (FiA, IFReDI), NGOs (ANKO, ADIC) and CGIAR institutions (WorldFish and Bioversity).

Greening the economy: economic benefits of sustainable development

Balancing human demand for land and food with the need to protect the world’s dwindling natural resources is a global challenge. For developing nations, the challenge can seem insurmountable in the face of booming populations, entrenched poverty and limited institutional know-how for creating sustainable resource management policies. Developing nations can also miss out on tapping into the vast economic benefits that can come with reducing environmental damage and over-exploitation.

Case study: Building resilient community fisheries in Cambodia

Tonle Sap is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the most productive freshwater fisheries in the world. Fish from Tonle Sap provide an essential source of protein and micronutrients, critical to the health of families in Cambodia, a country still plagued by high rates of childhood malnutrition. Managing water resources for food and income also means harnessing the full value of these fisheries for local communities.

The importance of the fish resource in the Mekong River and examples of best practices

The Mekong is an exceptional river in many ways. In terms of fish biodiversity, it is the world’s second richest river after the Amazon (www.fishbase.org). With 6 to 18% of the global freshwater fish catch, it is also home to the largest freshwater fisheries in the world.
 

Agriculture Research and Extension Impacts in Cambodia and South Asia

Presented by Prof. Craig Meisner at WorldFish HQ, Penang, Malaysia 7th August 2012. Craig has many years experience in agricultural research and for the last 3 years has been managing a multi million dollar project for ACIAR in Cambodia. He has welcomed the opportunity to share his experiences in this Food for Thought seminar.
 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fish and rice, together at last

Source: The Phnom Pehn Post - by Joe Freeman and Kim Yuthana
 
A new long-term project aims to boost fish stocks in rice fields. That was not a typo.
 
For years, rice farmers in Cambodia have swept up fish – as well as frogs, snails and other aquatic fauna – that make their way from streams, canals and floodplains into rice fields. They then sell the fresh catches on the side or eat them at home.

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