OUCH Chhuong

Former Research Associate

Chhuong graduated from the Faculty of Forest Sciences, Royal University of Agriculture, Phnom Penh, in 2007. He worked for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant Company for three years before joining CDRI in 2010 as a research assistant in the Environment Unit. In 2014, he was awarded a scholarship by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to pursue postgraduate education in the Laboratory of Tropical Forest Resources and Environment, Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University. Upon successful completion of his MSc in September 2016, he resumed employment at CDRI in October as research associate. His research interests include but are not limited to forest policy, forest regeneration and restoration, forests and livelihoods, forest ecology, sustainable energy, climate change and REDD+ (carbon forestry).

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OUCH Chhuong

Working Papers 100

Agriculture plays an important role in sustaining rural livelihoods. Eighty-three percent of rural people are engaged in agriculture (NIS and MAFF 2014). An emerging problem facing agriculture is climate change. The anticipated impacts of climate change and variability on agriculture include changes in rainfall patterns, higher temperatures, in...

Working Papers 93

Cambodia is divided into four agro-ecological zones—the Tonle Sap plain, Mekong plain, mountains/plateau and coast—representing heterogeneous agricultural activity, population and livelihood systems (UNDP 2011b). Climate change impacts and the adaptive capacity of the people differ from one zone to another. Adaptation measures have varied according...

Working Papers 89

Addressing gender issues is essential in promoting and advancing the role and economic, social, political, legal and cultural status of women. The need to address this concern has been increasingly acknowledged by the government of Cambodia since it would help to improve and sustain not only family economy but also national development and eco...