Food Security and Climate Change to 2050: Cambodia, A Policy Discussion Paper
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Magnan N, Thomas TS. 2011. Food Security and Climate Change to 2050: Cambodia, A Policy Discussion Paper. Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI).
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/42037
Internet URL: http://www.cdri.org.kh/webdata/download/sr/fscc11e.pdf
Cambodia s population and economy are highly vulnerable to climate change. Food security is already a major concern in Cambodia, where 25 percent of the population suffered from undernourishment in 2004-2005, a higher proportion than in neighboring Southeast Asian countries (Shicavone2010).1 Some 80 percent of Cambodia s population is rural and agriculture accounts for 35 percentof GDP (World Bank 2009). Two-thirds of Cambodia s population is economically dependent onagriculture (FAO 2010; Shicavone 2010), and most farmers are poorly equipped to adapt to climatechange (Royal Government of Cambodia 2006).