Cambodia Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resources Research Programme

Cambodia is one of the least developed countries in Southeast Asia, with a large poor rural population dependent on natural resources for food and income. Over the past several years, the country has introduced extensive legislation related to the management of natural resources. On paper, the role of local communities in resource management has been strengthened and national programs for community forestry and fisheries have been initiated. However, capacity for implementing the new policies is limited. Capacity for relevant research is also limited.

This grant will support a new initiative called the Cambodia Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resources Research Programme that aims to build capacity for implementing the new policies. Essentially a community of practice, the Programme is made up of staff from several government agencies and nongovernmental organizations involved in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) projects in the area of forestry, fisheries, coastal resources and protected areas. Research support will be provided by a team based in the Cambodia CBNRM Learning Institute.

Project ID

103951

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

End Date

Monday, September 13, 2010

Duration

42 months

IDRC Officer

Mallee, Hein

Total funding

CA$ 1,600,000

Countries

Cambodia, Far East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia

Program

Agriculture and Food Security

Project Leader

Dr Sokh Heng

Institution

Cambodia. Community Forestry Office, Forestry Administration.

Institution Country

Cambodia

Institution Website

http://www.forestry.gov.kh

Project Leader

Ken Serey Rotha

Institution

Learning Institute-People and Natural Resources

Institution Country

Cambodia

Project Leader

Dr Ly Vuthy

Institution

Cambodia. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Institution Country

Cambodia

Project Leader

Sy Ramony

Project Leader

Kim Nong

Institution

Cambodia. Ministry of Environment

Institution Country

Cambodia