Cambodia is an agricultural country
At the national level, Cambodia owes more than 30% of its Gross Domestic Product to the agricultural sector. Around 75% of the cultivated land are rice fields and represent the first commodity and source of income for most farmers. The other 25% are used for other food sources and industrial crops such as rubber, cassava, maize and pulse crops.
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Therefore, economic growth and poverty reduction in Cambodia depend on the sustainability of agricultural production. In order to be sustainable, agricultural production should rely on well-managed natural resources. However, agricultural resources are currently threatened by a range of agroecological and socio-economic factors.