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Minister warns of drought, land degradation

At a conference entitled Sustainable production and use of food, animal feed and fibre, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said deforestation, unhealthy environmental practices and climate change has led to a decrease in land quality. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-warns-drought-land-degradation

Siem Reap farmers asked to conserve West Baray water

With drought looming large, farmers who irrigate their paddy fields from the West Baray area in the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province are asked to conserve water.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673464/siem-reap-farmers-asked-to-conserve-west-baray-water

Household income falls, debt rises sharply after drought

The economic stability of Cambodian households took a beating during the El Nino weather cycle that enveloped the region during the last dry season, resulting in drought conditions that drove many families into debt and lower income brackets, a new study has found. The study, released ...

Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/household-income-falls-debt-rises-sharply-drought-118540/

Desperate times for Cambodia's farmers

The first rainfall this year did not arrive until early June to Pursat, a province located in the northwest of the country, where land looked bare and thirsty at the height of the planting season. The devastating drought, which the government has described as the ...

Ana Salvá
http://thediplomat.com/2016/08/desperate-times-for-cambodias-farmers/

Late Monsoon Rain Causes Damages to Cambodia's Rice Crop

Cambodia continues to suffer from drought with tens of thousands of hecters of rice seedlings in the cities and provinces affected. A report from the National Committee for Disaster Management said on Wednesdasy as of August 21st drought has damaged 11,350 hectacres of rice seedlings ...

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v6/newsworld.php?id=690637

Improve yields while the sun shines: NGO

This year’s dry spell could be an opportunity rather than a disaster for farmers, Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) officials said yesterday. Although drought has destroyed several thousand hectares of crops in the past two months, Cambodia’s largest agricultural NGO is encouraging farmers to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082758303/National-news/improve-yields-while-the-sun-shines-ngo.html

Farmers finger canal for paddy woes

Time is running out for 300 hectares of rice fields in the Baray district of Kampong Thom facing water shortages from a poorly repaired canal, according to affected villagers. The Ministry of Water Re­­sour­ces took two years to restore the more than 30 kilometre-long canal with ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358234/National-news/villagers-face-rice-paddy-water-woes.html

Cambodian farmers plant rice in a paddy field in Kampong Speu province

Cambodian farmers plant rice in a paddy field in Kampong Speu province August 21, 2012. A drought has hit Cambodia during its rainy season destroying more than 100,000 hectares of crops across the country, a government spokesman told Reuters on Tuesday. According to National Committee ...

http://www.trust.org/alertnet/multimedia/pictures/detail.dot?mediaInode=12f9a414-9786-4901-bf6f-6468a2ce9692

Drought Affecting 145,000 Hectares of Paddy

A lack of rain across the country is affecting more than 145,000 hectares of rice paddy and  parts of the nation’s crop have already been completely destroyed, according to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Agriculture. Hem Sophal, director of the statistics department at the ...

Drought hits rice exports

Rice exports this year had been flat compared to last year because of the many challenges growers were facing, insiders said this week. The data shows exports were no better than last year for the same period, as exports for the first eight months of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082158176/Business/drought-hits-rice-exports.html

Drought continues to hurt rice farmers

Farmers in provinces across the Kingdom are feeling the effects of drought after a month of dry weather in which an estimated 10,000 hectares of rice seedlings were destroyed and 135,000 hectares left at risk, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. A report from ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082158185/National-news/drought-continues-to-hurt-rice-farmers.html

Drought hampers rice cultivation in Cambodia

Cambodia has cultivated 1.93 million hectares of land, only 82 percent of its 2.36 million hectare target, due to a delay in monsoon rains which hampered rice sowing in the country, according to a media release from the Ministry of Agriculture on Sunday. The report said ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/727767.shtml

Drought hits 11 provinces in Cambodia: spokesman

Drought has been hitting 11 out of the 24 cities and provinces in Cambodia and affecting tens of thousands of hectares of rice seedlings, Keo Vy, spokesman and chief of the Cabinet of the National Committee for Disaster Management, said Thursday The drought-hit provinces are Kampong ...

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/7913118.html

Countrywide Drought Is Damaging Rice Paddies

More than 16,000 hectares of rice paddies are currently being affected by drought across the country, officials said yesterday. “There wasn’t enough rain for the rice this year, ” said Nhep Srorn, director of Takeo province’s agriculture department. Pich Sokhin, governor of Oddar Meanchey province, said ...

Drought fears ignite action

Concerns that a drought may soon grip some of Cambodia’s provinces intensified after the government allocated thousands of cubic metres of water to more than 20,000 hectares of dried rice paddies in a mission to save valuable rice crops last weekend. Although the rainy season has cloaked ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081357955/National-news/preventive-measures-for-risky-drought-areas.html

Drought hits rice fields in northern Cambodia

Two consecutive months of drought have severely damaged thousands of hectares of rice fields in Krokor district and neighboring areas in Pursat province. ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/news.php?id=164

Drought Damages Rice Seedlings Across Nation

Despite heavy rains in parts of the country, a month-long drought has destroyed over 10,000 hectares of rice seedlings in other areas, agriculture officials said yesterday. Battambang province was the hardest hit, with 4,640 hectares of seedlings destroyed by the drought and another 10,000 hectares affected. In ...

Thailand's allure is strong in Srei Snam

Dry, parched ground – evidence of severe dry season drought – stretches for miles in Siem Reap’s Srei Snam district. In a couple of months, the rains will flood these fields. Both conditions make it equally impossible to produce a good harvest. Srei Snam was a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012051056096/National-news/looking-for-a-better-life.html

Drought woes for Kampong Thom farmers

Agricultural officials and farmers in Kampong Thom province are increasingly worried about the adverse effect that a severe drought is having on more than 200 hectares of rice crops. director of the provincial agricultural department, told the Post yesterday that due to an unusually low amount ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032055136/National-news/drought-woes-for-k-thom-farmers.html

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