Some 85% of Cambodia's population lives in rural communities and
more than 60% depends on agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Cambodia
has valuable forestry resources. A rough estimate of the sustainable
wood products yield of forests is in the order of 1 million cubic
meters (MCM) per year. In addition, the country has valuable non-wood
forest resources (e.g., rattan, bamboo, wildlife and food crops).
2005-06 is the most successful year in the story of Agriculture
in Cambodia. The total Rice production is about 6 million
tons. The total catch of “Dai-fisheries” have
increased 3 times compare to the average catch of the last
Nestled in the Kampong Cham and Kampong Som Provinces of
Cambodia. Clark Forestry Consulting, partnering with the
Cambodian government has started a tropical hardwoods nursery
and plantations. The seedlings grown in this nursery are
being planted in deforested or abandoned agriculture areas
within the provinces.
The Royal Government always regards environmental protection
and sustainable natural resource utilization as its prioritized
duty. Cambodia has developed comprehensive legal, policy
and institutional framework to ensure environmental protection
and sustainable utilization of natural resources.
Throughout Cambodia, 23 protected areas have been designated.
The figure is increasing due to more allocation of forested
areas for protection and conservation purpose. However,
Cambodia still recognizes the necessity of a comprehensive
reform in managing natural resources, such as forest, fisheries
and land--the prominent national assets.