This project will support the conservation of 300k ha primary rainforest in Cambodia by giving the ethnic Phnong people that are dependent upon it alternative livelihoods to support their families.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The Seima Forest is one of the most important forest areas remaining in Cambodia, both as the traditional homeland for indigenous Phnong people, and as an area of exceptional biodiversity. However, the food security of communities in the forest remain dangerously low. Families subsist on what they grow for only 1-6 months of the year. The rest of the year they depend on the forest for food. The population is therefore extremely vulnerable to changes in natural resource availability and climate.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will increase food security of 4 communities and reduce dependency on forest resources. Materials and training for sustainable livelihoods (vegetable growing, chicken-raising and fish-raising) will be provided to 15 farmers' groups.
Potential Long Term Impact
225 phnong families living in the Seima forest will have increased food security. Natural resource dependency and vulnerability will be reduced, which will result in the sustainable management and conservation of this important primary forest
Total Funding Received to Date: $11,030
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $11,030 . The original project funding goal was $7,878.