Investing in water management to improve productivity of rice-based farming systems in Cambodia
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Johnston, Robyn; de Silva, Sanjiv; Try, Thuon. 2014. Investing in water management to improve productivity of rice-based farming systems in Cambodia. In Robins, L. (Ed.). A policy dialogue on rice futures: rice-based farming systems research in the Mekong region. proceedings of the A policy dialogue on rice futures: rice-based farming systems research in the Mekong region, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 7-9 May 2014. Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). pp.116-119. (ACIAR Proceedings No. 142)
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/67573
Internet URL: http://aciar.gov.au/files/pr142-web.pdf
This study reviewed trends, issues and constraints affecting investments in agricultural water management in Cambodia. Informed by a review of current programs and the literature, workshops were convened in March 2013 to explore four keys areas: investments in irrigation, local institutions for managing irrigation, use of groundwater for irrigation and impacts of intensification on rice-field fisheries. We present some conclusions and unresolved questions here to promote a more broadly based debate around irrigation policy and investment in Cambodia. Drawing on the results of these workshops, policy briefs were compiled and published in English and Khmer.