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My overall perspective on development in Ratanakiri is that it is going too fast, especially the granting of land concession projects to big companies. I am not opposed to development projects because the government​ needs to develop in order to generate improvements. But the indigenous people do...
The Ministry of Education has started its “New Generation School” program. This shows the desire and ambition of the government to change and to prepare the Cambodian people to compete on regional and international markets. We develop our country by working together. It’s not win-lose development.
Fifty small-scale organic rice farmers in Preah Vihear Province are already on board! The goal is to promote a “smart contract”, a three-way digital contract farming agreement between organic farmers, rice exporters and retailers. “Farmers thus gain collective bargaining power since agricultural...
The community scorecard is a tool used in the implementation of the Social Accountability Framework in Cambodia. It is a citizen-driven accountability measure for the assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation of service deliveries. STAR Kampuchea uses the community scorecard in their target...
Drink excessively or risk alcohol-fuelled tempers flaring and losing work or worse? This is what beer promoter Ms Pov Sinath faces every day; with two children to care for, there’s only one option. “A customer once forced me to drink a whole bottle of beer. Though he didn't threaten me directly, I...
My problem, my solution
Through its partner Phare Ponleu Selpak, Oxfam supported a group of 12 women living in a poor community, helping them learn to use art performance to promote the inclusion of the most vulnerable living in slum areas in Battambang.
Cambodian Rice Farmers Turn to Blockchain to Gain Pricing Power
Blocrice is intended to promote contract farming between farmers' cooperatives and exporters, rice cracker makers and other buyers. Contracts predefine the primary purchase price, trade volume, transportation method and other conditions.
Climate change has created drought, unseasonal rain and flooding, effecting farmers livelihoods. Oxfam collaborates with a local organization, RACHANA, to conduct training on climate resilient agriculture techniques, to prepare villagers to have more sustainable food and livelihoods in the future.
The collapse of a dam at the Xe Pian -Xe Nam Noy Hydropower project was tragic. Immediate assessments say that 39 people died, many suffered injuries, and thousands are left homeless, with their means of income lost for the foreseeable future. However, beyond these numbers, we’re yet to find out...

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