KAMPONG CHHNANG, CAMBODIA — Lorn Chanlita, 23, had long wished to run her own business of selling sugar cane juice to support her family. But her dream only became reality after her village was electrified by solar power early this year. Before solar, Chanlita used a generator to power light bulbs, fans, a TV and […]
BATTAMBANG, CAMBODIA — When Puth Thavy was 20, the fisherman and his siblings used to come back to their village each day with three boatloads full of fish, or about 200 kilograms. Today they can barely fill a single boat. “Our fishing is so bad, I think it has decreased more than half,” said Thavy, […]
In Thailand, efforts to control Aedes mosquitoes and dengue fever have produced uneven results. Over the past few decades, the toll of the disease has diminished in some areas. In others, mosquito-borne infections remain high. To improve the situation, control measures are being reconsidered. Statistics indicate that the number of dengue cases each year ranges from […]
Climate change is one of the factors contributing to the spread of Aedes mosquitoes and hastening the spread of the dengue virus.
It took thousands of years for the Mekong Delta to come into existence. It might take humans just a few more decades to undo it.
Through a variety of data sources an evidence-based picture of electricity pricing and the electricity-generation business in Laos is revealed.
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 […]