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ជោគជ័យនៃការតស៊ូមតិរបស់សហគមន៍នេសាទព្រៃនប់ Successful Community Advocacy by Preynub Community Fishery

Preynub’s success in regaining its land proves that empowered local communities that band together and work with the local authorities can protect their resources and property. It can serve as an…  


Scorecard – a local planning tool in Cambodia

Preah Sihanouk – At their recent meeting, Kampenh commune officials in this coastal province of Cambodia were presented with a spider graph showing status of various development indicators. In the…  


De-mining transforms former battleground into field of hope

Battambang – Farmer Prak Chrin paced slowly as she dropped green bean seeds into shallow holes on the ground. Nearby, her son, a hoe in his hands, was carving up the holes for the seeds in the…  


Donor representatives witnessing mine clearance effort

Battambang –There is something unnerving about treading through a mango plantation in the village of Kouk Roka in Battambang province. A roped-off dirt trail indicates the hazard underfoot:…  


Mine clearance restores children’s hope for education

In a normal progression, 12-year-old Kimleang should have been in Grade 5 already by now having started primary school in 2009. But she is still studying in Grade 3, falling two years behind. …  


Recovery efforts help poor Cambodians back on their feet

Cambodia was hit by devastating floods in 2013. A combination of heavy rain and the swelling of the Mekong River water caused substantial damages to infrastructure and crop, disrupting livelihoods of…  


Women deminers take on a man’s job

They’re young, female and fearless. Meet the deminers who boldly take risks by clearing landmines in the most contaminated areas in Cambodia. Ruot Sreyla is 24 and mother to a three-year old boy. Five…  


Stripped of Landmines, Land Bears Fruit

For more than a decade, Khit Sarin and her neighbors lived on a strip of land suspected to be contaminated with landmines in Pailin province. Without enough resources to settle in a safer area, they…  


From a water scarce to a water supplier – a tale of one Cambodian village

Kampong Speu - The late morning heat was building up and Nuon Chhuon realized it’s time to give his pigs a shower. “They need to be hosed at least three times a day to cool off,” the 69-year-old…  


Cambodian officials complete training in cassava cultivation techniques in China

As a follow-up to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, witnessed by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and PRC Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, the pilot initiative between Cambodia and China was off…  

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