Food Security and Climate Change in Cambodia

Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Asia. About 70% of the population depends on agriculture for a living. Food insecurity affects rural people in particular, and the number of people who are food insecure is growing. Among Southeast Asian countries, Cambodia is also one of the most vulnerable to climate change. Given the country's dependence on agriculture and natural resources, tackling climate change and food security together is essential.

This project will address the interface between food security and climate change through two important issues: land use and water governance. The research agenda will be carried out through three interrelated components: competitive research grants (projects and fellowships); applied research conducted by the Learning Institute research team; and the provision of research support services for disseminating research results to policymakers and other stakeholders.

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Project status


Start Date

Sunday, August 1, 2010

End Date

Sunday, February 1, 2015


48 months

IDRC Officer

Wesley, Annie

Total funding

CA$ 1,506,200


Cambodia, Far East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia


Agriculture and Food Security

Project Leader

Srey Marona


Learning Institute-People and Natural Resources

Institution Country