Land degradation in Cambodian uplands

Peace negotiation in the late 1990s for the Khmer Rouge’s integration legitimated an allocation of vast forest lands the last civil war zones, which could be considered the first and largest social land concession in Cambodia. This film features dilemmas of the socio-economic development of small-scale farming based on annual upland crops productions over the degradation of natural resources (forests, biodiversity, and lands) in the Western and North-Western regions of Cambodia in the last 15 years. It shows the upland farming is in very fast transition under farmer’s practices of intensive soil tillage and mono-cropping driven to remarkably rapid land degradation.

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