This chapter describes the status of soil resources in the member countries of the Asian Soil Partnership (ASP), which includes East Asia, Southeast Asia (11 countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia…etc.) and South Asia. In general, Asia enjoys a warm and seasonally humid climate and is well-endowed with natural resources for agriculture. . In particular, rapid economic development and urbanization are changing land management systems in many countries, and climate change has emerged as a significant source of risks. These changes are having major impacts on the status of soil resources in the region.Download: English | Khmer
Organic Crops or Energy Crops? Options for Rural Development in Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic RepublicPublication Year: 2015 / Sources: Asian Development Bank
Using the cases of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the Lao PDR) and Cambodia, this chapter compares the two options for the development of organic agriculture and biofuel with respect to a set of development goals—the focus of which includes not only the narrow economic benefit to the farmers, but also their impact on health, poverty reduction, the environment, and sustainable development overall. There is considerable interest in both these farming enterprises in the two countries, and the public and private sectors are already engaged in a range of activities related to them.Download: English | Khmer
Renewable energy is a challenge, but also an opportunity for new industries, employment, and new ways to reduce dependency on fuel imports, provide electricity to poor remote areas, reduce air pollution, and provide a healthier environment.
The development of renewable energy resources in Cambodia has been hampered by the lack of technical knowledge and funds. Renewable energy initiatives are mostly research and demonstration projects. While renewable energy development is strongly encouraged by the government, appropriate policies and financial support are still evolving.Download: English | Khmer
Recent global economic slowdown requires a new growth model for Asia, where small and medium enterprises play a greater role in boosting national productivity. According to the Census 2014, Cambodia’s micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) accounted for 99.8% of all enterprises in the country, totaling 512,870 in 2014.Download: English | Khmer
Recognition of Gendered Experiences of Harm at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: The Promise and the PitfallsPublication Year: 2016 / Sources: Diana Sankey
Forty years after the beginning of the Khmer Rouge regime, the recent Trial Chamber judgment in case 002/01 before Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has provided legal recognition of the devastating violence of the forced population movements. However, despite the undoubted significance of the judgment, it represents a missed opportunity to more fully reflect issues of gender.Download: English | Khmer