PROMOTING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE THROUGH INCREASING ADAPTIVE CAPACITY TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN BATTAMBANG PROVINCE, CAMBODIA

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PROJECT PURPOSE

The project aims to demonstrate climate change management in 5 villages in Battambang Province, and to build awareness of Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change management principles and practices in 35 communities in Battambang Province to support community adaption to climate change, through a partnership with Older People Associations.
 
KEY RESULTS
  • Capacity of community-based organizations to coordinate DRR and climate change management at the community level is developed;
  • Livelihoods of target communities are improved through better understanding and utilization of adaptive and resilient agricultural  practices (a combination of conservation agriculture, and drought and flood resilient rice and vegetable seeds);
  • Health is improved in the target communities through increased knowledge and inputs for climate change management of community water resources;
  • Adaptive capacity in the 35 target villages is increased through greater DRR/Climate Change knowledge and strengthened collaboration between community, local authorities, and government service providers at the sub-national level.
BACKGROUND

Eighty percent of Cambodia’s population is rural, and agriculture accounts for 35% of GDP. Two-thirds of Cambodia’s population is economically dependent on agriculture, and most farmers are poorly equipped to adapt to climate change. Cambodian agriculture is highly dependent on rainfall, where 85% of rice cultivation is rain-fed. Eighty-five percent of the total households in the country are agricultural households. Of these, 50% of male-headed households are older than 46 years old and 50% of female-headed households are more than 54 years old; Cambodia’s farmers are ageing.
 
Battambang Province is highly vulnerable to climate change. The province was affected by heavy flooding from typhoon Ketsana in 2009, and violent storms are reported by HelpAge to be more frequent and damaging.  In May 2012, rainstorms destroyed 30 houses and 2 people died; 116 families in 7 villages were severely affected by the heavy rain. However, many farmers in the target villages report that they don’t feel compelled to adapt to the projections that their villageswill face more shocks as a result of climate change impacts.
 
This project is designed to demonstrate climate change resilient management in five villages in Battambang province, and to build awareness of disaster risk reduction and climate change management principles and practices in 35 communes in Battambang province to support community adaptation to climate change.
 
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PROJECT INFORMATION

DURATION

15 months

Jan. 2013-Mar. 2014

PROJECT PARTNERS

National: Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSAVY)

Provincial: provincial committee on disaster management (PCDM) and Cambodian Institute for Research and Rural Development (CIRD)

TOTAL BUDGET

$ 148,456.00

LOCATION

35 villages in Ek Phnom district, Battambang province, with particular focus on BakAmrek, Bak Rotes, SdeyLeu, DaunEnn and SamrongSnor villages

CCCA-TF CONTRIBUTION

$145,481.00

CONTACT

Counterpart Contact: Ms. Annie NUT

# 305, G5, Rumchek IV village, Rattanak Commune, Battambang district, Battambang province, Cambodia

Tel: (855-12) 333 059

Email: អាសយដ្ឋាន​អ៊ីមែល​នេះ​ត្រូវ​បាន​ការពារ​ពី​បណ្ដា​យន្ត​ផ្ញើ​សារ​រំខាន ។ អ្នក​ត្រូវ​ការ​បើក​ប្រើ JavaScript ដើម្បី​មើល​វា ។">អាសយដ្ឋាន​អ៊ីមែល​នេះ​ត្រូវ​បាន​ការពារ​ពី​បណ្ដា​យន្ត​ផ្ញើ​សារ​រំខាន ។ អ្នក​ត្រូវ​ការ​បើក​ប្រើ JavaScript ដើម្បី​មើល​វា ។

Website: www.helpage.org

 

CO-FINANCING

$13,113.00

PROJECT DELIVERY

N/A

PROJECT STATUS

New project

LEVEL OF INTERVENTION

Sub-National: Battambang provincial hall and Ek Phnom DistrictCommunities: Commune and village

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