UNEP - Regional Office for Asia Pacific - Enhancing Climate Change Resilience of Rural Communities in Protected Areas of Cambodia

This Adaptation Fund project uses eco-agriculture to build the resilience of rural Cambodian communities living in protected areas to climate change. The project restores degraded forests by planting indigenous trees that provide food, non-timber products and helps with ecosystem services like erosion control and regulation of water flows. Crop productivity is enhanced by planting multi-use trees along rice paddy boundaries and cultivated areas. Trial plots of drought-tolerant hybrid rice cultivars are planned, along with intensification and diversification of existing agricultural areas. Conservation agricultural practices will also be introduced.