Press release on NTFP-based enterprise by the local community create incentives for social and environmental protection

On 10 June 2019, the Ministry of Environment issued a press release expressing the significant contribution of non-timber forest producer groups and associations as social protection as well as their commitment to forest conservation and poverty eradication goals. About 68% of total rural households across Cambodia rely on forest resources for their livelihood activities. Not only are local communities collecting root crops, fruit and vegetables for their daily consumption, but they also sustainably harvest forest honey, rattan, bamboo, resin and traing for processing and selling consumable food products and daily household materials.

Ministry of Environment

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