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Logging crackdowns up 81 pct, gov’t says

A nine-month report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) shows that the number of illegal logging crackdowns increased 81 per cent – to 1,891 – compared with the same period last year, a spike one official attributed to a change in smugglers’ ...

Sen David and Phak Seangly
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/logging-crackdowns-81-pct-gov%E2%80%99t-says

Logging a resource issue, says official

A forestry official with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) who is usually tight-lipped acknowledged last week that his agency has struggled to combat illegal logging, blaming a shortage of manpower and entrenched opportunistic logging by villagers – explanations that were laughed off ...

May Titthara and Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/logging-resource-issue-says-official

Canada to provide $2.2 mln for climate change projects in Cambodia

The Canadian government has announced that they will provide $2.2 million through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to Cambodia to help fund climate change adaptation projects within the country. ...

Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=OTU1NDBkNmRkZjQ

Demand for quality rice seed development

To enhance Cambodian rice yields, the government should encourage private development of rice-seed production and focus its efforts on farmers’ education and regulations that ensure the quality of seed, industry experts say. The Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), under the direction of the Ministry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013042565221/Business/demand-for-quality-rice-seed-development.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

Child labor drains Kingdom

Child labour was draining the Kingdom’s brainpower and adversely affecting 750,000 of its children, officials at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said yesterday. Speaking at a three-day conference on child agricultural labour, Kaing Khim, deputy director-general of fisheries administration at the MAFF, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012022354686/National-news/child-labour-drains-kingdom.html

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