Cambodia – Training Session for a Major Study on Climate Change Resistance

Rapid Asia in Cambodia

Staff members from CEDAC and Plan International participate in a training session in Phnom Penh to prepare for a major study on climate change resistance.

Small-scale farmers who reside in two of the poorest provinces in Cambodia, Siem Reap and Kampong Cham, have been found to be particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

The focus of the program is to educate and implement farming practices that will help farmers to improve their livelihoods. Program activities cover a broad range of issues from improvement techniques for crop cultivation to micro finance support. In addition there are a number of cross cutting issues that embraces the broader impact that climate change has on disadvantaged communities, such as child rights and gender equality.

Rapid Asia, in cooperation with its local field office (BMRS Asia), helped to set up a number of key indicators and developed a model that shows the relationship between climate change resistance behaviour and livelihoods.