ADB helps $4 million to boost biomass use in Greater Mekong Subregion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to help the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) scale up the use of biomass waste in the agriculture sector to meet its growing need for clean energy and food security for poor rural households, the media release from ADB said on Monday.

The ADB Board of Directors has approved a regional technical assistance project that will be funded by a $4 million grant from the Nordic Development Fund along with counterpart financing of $600,000 from the governments of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam. Read more of this post

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Cambodian economy involved in the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Cambodia’s environment minister said his country’s green growth plan is making fine progress in its implementation thanks to the help of Korea and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

Minister Mok Mareth said activities with GGGI “strengthened environmental cooperation while pursuing sustainable economic growth, not only in Cambodia but also on a regional and a global scale to result in green growth through the exchange of ideas and experiences.” Read more of this post

Boosting rice yields (+ link to illustrative movie)

SRI Farming in Cambodia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDQbdMOF0iU

Cambodia’s average rice yields sit below most regional neighbours, though experts say improved farming methods would assist with boosting harvests of the staple crop. 

The Centre for Study and Development in Agriculture introduced the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) growing methods to Cambodia in 2000 with the aim of increasing productivity of farmland, though some say take-up across the Kingdom has been slow.  Read more of this post

Cambodia, UNDP and Global Environment Facility join hands in new Forest Conservation Project

Cambodia’s Forestry Administration, UNDP and Global Environment Facility on Monday jointly launched a new project worth over US$3.8 million to help preserve forests and biodiversity in four provinces: Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang.  Read more of this post

Update: New documents on Agro Cambodia

Dear readers,

AgroCambodia informs you that new documents have been uploaded to the “Newsletter/Documents” page:

Thank you for following AgroCambodia website

Forest conservation program in the Cardamom region

The Forestry Administration yesterday launched a new US$3.8 million project to conserve forests in four provinces in the Cardamom region through sustainable community forestry. Read more of this post