Pesticide Use Practices in Cambodia’s Vegetable Farming

Pesticides are agricultural technologies that farmers use to control pests and weeds and remain an important modern input for crop production including vegetable farming. There are many types of pesticides, such as insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and herbicides, that target different threats to crops. While the potential production benefits...


No Place Like Home: The Cambodian Garment Workers’ Perspective on Their Skills Development Needs

Developing skills for current workforce is indispensable in today’s economy. In an attempt to promote investment in skill training for workers in a Cambodian backbone sector, namely garment and textile, this study explores and identifies the problem of underinvestment in their skill training. A total of 787 individual workers are randomly selected...


Disruption and Opportunities During the Covid-19 Pandemic in Cambodian Higher Education: Perspective from Teaching Staff

The twofold aim of this study is to: identify the challenges and opportunities posed by the immediate response to school and university closures; and assess the edtech readiness and preparedness of HEI teaching staff. The findings demonstrate that unstable internet connection and difficulty assessing student performance are the biggest obstacles im...


Water Diplomacy in the Mekong

In this article, we introduce the MRC water diplomacy framework and provide an overview of its governance structure, present three case studies of hydropower dam projects illustrating implementation of the MRC water diplomacy framework, and discuss the challenges affecting the MRC’s ability to implement water diplomacy effectively. The insights gai...


No Dead-End Ahead: Permeability Pathways Between Tertiary Vocational Education and Training and Academic Education

Permeability, in the context of education and training systems, refers to flexible learning pathways, that is, the horizontal and vertical links between education and training programmes and institutions that enable students to move through different learning environments at different speeds regardless of programme orientation. This study aims at d...


Factors Hindering Successful Benefits Realisation of Cambodia's Climate Change Program

This article draws on a qualitative study conducted to assess the impact of climate change programs in Cambodia, including the MRD’s pilot program in Kampong Svay district (CDRI, MRD and UNDP 2019). It summarises the main lessons learned and discusses the main factors hindering poor and vulnerable program beneficiaries from replicating demonstr...