Watershed management, Climate Smart Agriculture

The water cycle is a natural process. Water falls on to the trees and into the soil, it then flows underground and into streams and river. Evaporation returns water back to the sky. This is the water cycle.
The hills and mountains around a river are called the watershed. People’s activities in the area of a watershed impacts the quantity and quality of the water for everyone.
Across Cambodia soils and water are becoming less heathy. This makes it harder to farm, and reduces farmers production and profits and food security becomes an increasing challenge.
Because of this, farmers need to move to new farmland every few years, resulting in more trees being cut down. But this worsens the soil and water quality further.

Jointly implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Ministry of Environment (MoE), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), and Ministry of Women Affair (MoWA) in close collaboration with their provincial departments and local authorities, the project founded by GEF, aims to improve adaptive capacity of rural communities to impacts of climate change and strengthen ecosystem services to support agriculture and to attain food security.

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