Site of a new integrated farming system to improve sustainab ... , Tuol Kuoki, Cambodia © MFF/CPA, 2015
The goal of the project contribute to improve the living conditions of the Tuol Kouki Community Protected Area (CPA) as well as sustainably manage of mangrove ecosystem.
The specific objectives are:
The community of Tuol Kuoki depend on fishing and harvesting mangrove forest resources for their livelihood. However, unsustainable wood harvesting for charcoal production and illegal fishing activities threaten the sustainability of natural resources in the area. There is a need to conserve the existing mangrove forest and nearby marine resources in order to protect the livelihood interests of the community in the long term. In this light, the Tuol Kuoki Community Protect Area will be the pilot site for introducing alternative livelihood activities and natural resource management capacity building.
Residents of the Tuol Kuoki Community Protection Area
At the end of the project, the following results are expected:
Drip irrigation system using less water was introduced to local farmers to test the system in response to droughts and scarcity of water in the village. It seems that it is really working well.
Women were engaged in crop cultivation productivity ranging from the preparatory and harvesting stages of the products. Women play a crucial role in caring and selling crops.
This project encouraged local farmers who have available pieces of land surrounding the housing to make the best use of those pieces of land for crop cultivation for subsistence consumption and additional household income. The project ensured that local farmers would not clear forested lands to expand the size of their agricultural land.
Tuol Kouki leu, Tuol Koukikroum, Koh Chak and Tachat, Tuol kouki commune, Mondol Seima district, Koh Kong province
1st May 2015 to 30th Apr 2016
Research and Human Resource Development