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Short on Water in the Tonle Sap

Residents of a village in the middle of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap “Great Lake” live surrounded by water, but don’t have enough access to clean water for drinking, cooking, and washing. The Tonle Sap, a combined lake and river system that swells in the rainy season to ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/water-03202013141227.html

Local brokers still manipulate prices: farmers

Farmers have expressed concern over local brokers’ manipulation of the market during harvest season, reducing buying prices for farmers who have no access to actual market rates. While some farmers have already completed their harvests, others have left their fields barren, fearing brokers will reduce ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/local-brokers-still-manipulate-prices-farmers.html

New twist in Cambodian sugar firm saga

Taiwanese food supplier Ve Wong, one of two sugar company owners locked in a long-running battle with villagers in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel district, has made an eyebrow-raising offer – to give the disputed land back. The company’s offer, posted to the non-profit Business and Human ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081658027/National-news/new-twist-in-cambodian-sugar-firm-saga.html

Coral reef areas to gain protection in Cambodia

Cambodia’s first Marine Protection Area will be established around two emerging tourist destinations, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem islands, a British conservation group has announced. NGO Coral Cay Conservation said last week that it has been invited to map out a 300-square-kilometre MPA by the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557610/National-news/coral-reef-areas-to-gain-protection-in-cambodia.html

Not all economic land concessions listed

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ latest list of economic land concessions reveals some peculiar discrepancies with known records of ELCs. Some that have recently been granted are missing, while others known to have been cancelled remain. The June 8 MAFF list makes no mention ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070557236/National-news/not-all-elc-listed.html

Floods drive fishing sector

Increased fishing yields due to floods have led to an increase in rental fees for the Kingdom’s fishing lots compared to 2010, according to official data. Revenues from bidding on 52 fishing lots in Phnom Penh and four other provinces increased by US$735,000 year to date, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110252470/Business/floods-drive-fishing-sector.html

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