Title of document: CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE, A 4 WINS SOLUTION FOR RAINFED AGRICULTURE IN MEKONG COUNTRIES: THE CASE OF CAMBODIA

Authors: Stephane BOULAKIA (CIRAD); PEN Vuth (General Directorate of Agriculture, MAFF); SANN Vathana (Council for Agriculture and Rural Development); Stephane CHABIERSKI (CIRAD); Olivier GILARD (AFD).

Year of publication: 2010

Geographic focus: Cambodia

Main issues / topics addressed: Background Paper for Conference on the " The Environments of the Poor”, 24-26 Nov 2010, New Delhi

School of agroecology: Conservation Agriculture

In “Mekong” countries (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, …), the agricultural sector provides the livelihood for a greater share of the population than its share part of the GDP. Proportion of poors exceed the average national indicator and could increase due to the degradation of environment and climate change impact (soil fertility, erosion, increased population density …