The Government of Cambodia and international donors are working to build resilience to droughts and flooding and reduce ecosystem damage.
Fluctuations in rainfall in Cambodia are becoming increasingly dramatic, causing periods of droughts and flooding. Most Cambodians rely on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods, making these changes in weather patterns highly damaging. In addition to directly affecting crops, flooding frequently damages roads and other infrastructure used by farmers to access markets. Rural Cambodians are increasingly turning to forests for food and income, which is in turn damaging important ecosystems and increasing erosion of agricultural land.
International donors are working with the Government of Cambodia to promote sustainable development and increase resilience by creating livelihood diversification opportunities in carbon sequestration and eco-tourism and by improving hydrological systems.
Cambodia experienced rapid and sustained economic growth averaging nearly eight percent per year between 1994 and 2015, ranking sixth in the world...