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Ministry reports progress in climate change fight

The Ministry of Environment yesterday warned that climate change is seriously affecting the lives of Cambodians through increasing natural disasters like floods, which impact the economy, society and security. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779262/ministry-reports-progress-in-climate-change-fight/

Climate change is seriously impacting Cambodia, says ministry

Cambodia has registered a staggering 6,920 different forms of natural disasters since 1996, the Ministry of Environment revealed. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754504/climate-change-is-seriously-impacting-cambodia-says-ministry/

Much lower water levels recorded so far in 2020

RAINFALL and water levels in the Mekong river basin are very low this year, compared with 2018 and 2019, said Water Resources Ministry spokesman Chan Youttha ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753940/much-lower-water-levels-recorded-so-far-in-2020/

Heatwave to hit before rainy season: Ministry

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology is expecting temperatures to hit highs in some parts of the country until early May as a health official warns against entailing ailments. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700020/heatwave-to-hit-before-rainy-season-ministry

Erratic weather portends future farming woes

Record low temperatures and unseasonable rainfall over the past week were a glimpse into the potential, intensifying effects of climate change in Cambodia, experts said, a phenomenon that studies suggest could seriously hinder future agricultural productivity through flooding, unpredictable rains and warming of up to ...

Laurence Stevens
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/erratic-weather-portends-future-farming-woes-128065/

PM says Canada will ‘cooperate’ on climate

Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested the assistance of Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion in mitigating the impact of climate change during an official meeting last Friday, noting, among other things, the recent severe drought. ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-says-canada-will-cooperate-climate

ADB to loan $55 million to Cambodia's rice sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $55 million to help transform the rice sector of Cambodia into a viable commercial industry as well as taking care of the land and water resources. ADB’s Climate-Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program―which will run ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=ZjI4NDZjMzFlMmE

In carbon, gains for agriculture

Paying Cambodian farmers to capture carbon by not removing mulch during planting and harvesting would help support climate change mitigation, reduce soil deterioration and return higher yields in the long term, say leading agriculture experts. Speaking at a conference in Phnom Penh last Friday, Professor Rattan ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062466434/Business/in-carbon-gains-for-agriculture.html

Cassava farmers rely on Thai seed imports

Cassava farmers in Banteay Meanchey province had to import seeds from Thailand this season in response to rapidly-changing weather conditions that interfered with seed growth. Te Haing, a cassava farmer in Banteay Meanchey who planted more than 1,000 hectares this season, told the Post yesterday that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061766299/Business/cassava-farmers-rely-on-thai-seed-imports.html

Fishermen feeling the heat

Rising water temperatures are affecting fisheries and marine life, said several representatives of Cambodia’s aquaculture industry, and the effect is decreasing seed production and lowering aquaculture farmers’ productivity. Say Sorn, president of aquaculture seed production in Siem Reap province, told the Post yesterday that water temperature ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013041165024/Business/fishermen-feeling-the-heat.html

1,000 days to go on Millennium Development Goals

April 5th marks the starting date for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and its partners in Cambodia in observing the milestone of 1,000 days to the end of 2015 which is the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “The MDGs ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MzVkZTcwZWRkNjY

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