Despite the Cambodian government working towards ensuring a continuous operation of supply chains, food security is affected by lack of safety income-net for these Mekong delta inhabitants who are at the mercy of natural events and weather.
International govt representatives and private sectors across SE Asia vowed to address the resource constraints by focusing on “resource maximisation”.
High levels of consumption mean a high level of waste. The younger generation is demanding that companies work towards sustainable products and a transparent value chain.
They exchanged experience in models of rural and agricultural development, response to climate change and international economic integration.
Swathes of paddy fields across the Mekong Delta in Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar were inundated by the flood of water from both heavy rains and burst dams. Damaged reduced production up to 30 percent.
Leaders of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand agreed on a common vision to push for the region’s true potential while at the Asean World Economic Forum in Vietnam this week.
In Thailand, however, communities are being evicted from national parks under a law aimed at conserving forests.
From Malaysia, Myanmar and Laos, to Indonesia, the impacts from transborder investments were discussed at the forum organised by Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission and Forest People Programme. It ends tomorrow.
Activists say inequality is built into negotiation system, smaller countries being drowned out
Wealthy nations’ drastic increase in construction sand consumption contributes to erosion of estuaries. Sand worth US$752m was imported by Singapore from Cambodia between 2007 and 2016.