Cambodian govt urged to tackle farmers’ water issues

Representatives of farmers and civil society organisations (CSOs) have urged the government to further develop rural infrastructure, including more canals and better irrigation systems to retain water for rice crop cultivation, due to water shortages caused by climate change and other factors.

The appeal was made during the 8th National Farmer Forum organised by Oxfam and the NGO Forum on Cambodia in Phnom Penh on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Held with the theme The Enhancement of Multi-Stakeholder Engagement to Enable Farmers to Invest in Agriculture, the forum aimed to strengthen collaboration among farmers, CSOs, the private sector, development partners and government agencies.

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