The Need for Economic Diversification in Kompong Phluk
The last forty years, Cambodia has made enormous progress in recovering from protracted conflict and genocide, and the accompanying blows to the country’s social and economic infrastructure, human resources, and above all, the spirit of Khmer people.
Cambodia's Commitment to Advance Equality
It is the middle of August and villagers in the Boeung Pruol commune are getting concerned – after a drought in the earlier half of the year, a lack of rain has meant that annual flooding has not yet occurred.
Approximately 70% of Cambodian households derive all or an important part of their income from agriculture,
Recent studies indicate that bold climate action could trigger about $26 trillion in economic benefits by 2030, create over 65 million new jobs and avoid 700,000 premature deaths.
For centuries, the people of Kulen Mountain have relied mainly on forest resources, and on traditional agricultural practices, such as rotational, shifting cultivation.

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16 M

Population (2017)

13.5 %

Poverty rate (2014)

1230 (USD)

GDP per capita (2017)

143 / 188

Human Dev. Index (2016)

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