Palm sugar has a strong bond with Cambodia and is the livelihood of farmers in Kampong Speu while showing its economic potential in the international market. Despite this significance, the issues of labor shortages and land development could lead to its disappearance.
Blue crab, with its delicious meat, can be caught year round in Kampot and it sustains the economy of the fishing communities in the coastal province thanks to its high demand across the country. However, even though fishing and crab sustain them, the communities are not free from the difficulties and environmental issues caused by development.
Prahok is a dish that represents the identity of our Cambodian people because of its unique taste and smell. It is accompanied by a long presence in this land of Sovannaphum and the Cambodian people continue to practice the tradition of making prahok to this day.
The is the second of five episodes from Focus Cambodia’s series, Cambodian Eats, funded by Earth Journalism Network. Each report highlights the intersection of cuisine, culture and natural recourses’ challenges faced by communities in Cambodia. Cambodia is one of many countries that host freshwater fish species and the Mekong River is well known for its size and biodiversity. Stretching […]
Samlor Prong plays a major role in Bunong’s culture by reflecting people’s lives and represents a strong connection with mother nature in northeast Cambodia.
Could the illegal wildlife trade in the hotspot of Vietnam come back stronger after Covid-19? Reporters from Environment Reporting Collective and Media Development Initiative in Vietnam spoke with traffickers throughout 2020 and 2021 and analysed 10 years’ worth of data to find out.
This final part of the two-episode series explores people affected by dam projects along the Mekong who have joined hands to push for change
This two-part series explores people living along the Mekong and its tributaries who have embarked on a crusade to save their source of life and livelihoods
Ill-conceived tourism policies are eroding away Vietnam’s robust socio-economic relationship with the sea, and compromising holistic commercial opportunities that could benefit the country’s development for generations to come.
No matter how big the state’s cleanup effort now, it cannot take the waterway back to its prior unspoiled state, though a polluter-pays policy would have helped