Land Degradation in Rural Communities: Balancing Development and Conservation in Cambodia

*Photography by Manuth Buth  Desertification and land degradation are global issues with far-reaching and pressing implications. Here in Cambodia, soil erosion, deforestation, and competitive land use are causing land degradation, depleting ecological services and watershed functions, and threatening rural livelihoods. Tackling these issues head-on, several government-led projects are leveraging education and sustainable agricultural practices to … Continue reading Land Degradation in Rural Communities: Balancing Development and Conservation in Cambodia

No Biodiversity, No Rice: Deforestation and Land Degradation are Contributing to Food Insecurity and Poor Health in Cambodia

For Cambodians living in busy city centres, food scarcity may not be top of mind, but for 80 percent of citizens residing in rural areas, food production is a losing battle. Climate change, caused in part by deforestation and land degradation, is escalating food insecurity in Cambodia’s rural communities. If we cannot mitigate and prevent … Continue reading No Biodiversity, No Rice: Deforestation and Land Degradation are Contributing to Food Insecurity and Poor Health in Cambodia