Giving Farmers in Cambodia a Better Future amid Climate Change
The agriculture sector is one of the highest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Cambodia.
Farming is a way of life in Cambodia and agriculture a major economic driver. Almost 80% of the country’s population lives in rural areas, most depending on rain-fed agriculture for a living. Agriculture accounts for 57.6% of the rural labor force, and for over 30% of gross domestic product.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF), a global fund that fights climate change, is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Cambodia's agriculture sector by building the climate resilience of the country's agricultural value chains. The project is in partnership with the Asian Development Bank.