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  • Strengthening Climate Resilience
    Regional Consultation Workshop
    Integrating Climate Smart DRM into Sustainable Livelihoods programming
    Presented by: CEDAC and LWF
    The Davis Hotel Bangkok
    22nd -23rd .July.2010
  • Background
    Impacts of climate hazards in Cambodia: flood and drought are the two main extreme climate events and occur every year in a number of provinces.
    Extreme drought in recent years has meant that farmers lack sufficient water for agricultural production.;
    Most farmer families have insufficient productivity to feed themselves, especially in the dry season
  • Drought Mapping in Cambodia
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  • Civil Society Organizations and UN agencies interventions on drought
    Action Aid
    World vision
    UN agencies
    Etc ……..
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  • Strategies
    Strengthening local leadership and improve governance for equitable and sustainable development
    Empowering communities to obtain improved and sustainable socio-economic livelihoods
    Empowering communities to conserve and manage natural resources in sustainable ways and to manage and mitigate disaster risk, including climate change adaptation
  • Project Interventions and Achievements
    • Climate change and rice study: One of recommendations in the research is the promotion of Drought Resilient Agricultural techniques.
    • Applied Drought Resilient Agricultural Techniques: Through public awareness and community needs, System of rice Intensification (SRI), Multi-Purpose Farms, DRIP, vegetable growing and animal raising.
    • Case study collection and Farmer Magazine: Disseminate drought resilient innovations to others farmers in and outside areas through farmer magazines and case studies collection .
  • Multipurpose Farm
  • System of Rice Intensification (SRI)
  • Project Interventions and Achievements
    • Participatory Action Research (PAR): The Involvement of farmers in all stages of the research can lead to increased adaptive capacity of farmers.
    Community Based Organizations established and functioning as structures with mandate for disaster management, and innovation development and dissemination.
  • Project Interventions and Achievements
    Mobilized community resources for implementing small-scale drought mitigation: Community ponds, family ponds, open wells, small canals and dams, water gate, water wheel, water jar ..etc
    Reforestation: Awareness raising conducted to promote tree planting
    Promoting improved cook stoves (reducing firewood consumption)
  • Project Interventions and Achievements
    Promote access to small scale economic opportunities & education: through improved access to saving groups (65 saving groups formed with 709 USD per group), set up of community owned groceries shops
    Linking farmers to markets: promoting organic rice cultivation, establishing rice producer groups, community based rice mill.
  • Project Interventions and Achievements
    Increase public awareness of climate change and disaster risks:
    1. Counseling cards on drought resilience agricultural technique developed and disseminated
    2. Posters developed and disseminated on what community members should do before, during and after drought.
    3. Radio program on promoting climate change adaptation and DRR
  • Challenges
    Drought occurs more frequently, presumably affected by climate change
    Communities and local leaders have limited capacities to cope
    Advocacy to duty bearers to assist vulnerable communities in disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change.
  • Lesson Leant
    Strong grassroots community based organizations and networks are able to mobilize and strengthen mutual help when the community members face physical and financial crisis;
    Participatory Action Research approaches build the confidence of farmers to apply innovations;
    Drought resilient agriculture techniques provide a high potential for Cambodia to mitigate disasters and adapt to climate change
  • Publication
    Climate Change and Rice Study;
    Case studies on drought resilient agriculture techniques;