Future-proofing Cambodian Wildlife-Friendly farming: securing conservation and livelihoods
Sansom Mlup Prey - SMP
Host Country Institutions:
WCS - Cambodia, MoE - Cambodia, CIRAD Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement, CBC Centre for Biodiversity Conservation at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)
Sansom Mlup Prey (SMP) will work with wildlife-friendly Ibis Rice farmers to switch to a drought-resilient, organic rice strain and adopt new soil conservation techniques. Ibis Rice will improve food security and income of >2,500 households, reduce habitat loss across 400,000 ha forest and protect threatened species.
Future-proof Ibis Rice by linking organic accreditations and drought-resilient agricultural practises with international markets, thus safeguarding livelihood improvements for > 2,500 families, protecting threatened species and preventing deforestation across >400,000ha.