Urgent need for transformation of land tenure policies in the Mekong region
The study entitled “L’État du foncier dans la région du Mékong [The State of land tenure in the Mekong region]” [Lire la suite]
GRET has been working in Cambodia since 1988 to improve access to basic services, social health protection and effective sanitation and water systems in small towns and rural areas. It also supports small farmers while promoting agroecology.
In Cambodia, 80% of the population lives in the countryside. Poverty reduction and human development, particularly in the areas of health and education, remain an important chal-lenge. As part of the Cambodia Millennium Development Goals, the percentage of the popu-lation living below the national poverty line was reduced from 50 % in 2003 to 14 % in 2017, and continues to decrease.
Despite this promising trend, the majority of people only escaped poverty by a small margin and a significant proportion of people are near-poor. Only 21% of the population has access to a drinking water network, of which 7% in rural areas.
GRET, in cooperation with populations, provides sustainable and innovative answers to fight poverty in Cambodia, focusing on rural areas. At national level GRET improves health con-ditions by facilitating access to piped water and sanitation through its drinking water and sanitation programmes. It also provides technical assistance to small water and electricity private operators to help them expand networks and reach small towns and rural areas.
GRET increases small-scale farmers’ incomes by improving their crop yield and providing access to agricultural water. It raises the added value of products by developing a geographic labelling approach and provides credit services to encourage farmers to invest. By promoting agroecology, GRET also contributes to protecting the environment.
At regional level, it protects the right of indigenous communities while contributing to find-ing solutions to land conflicts and helping smallholders to legally own land.
PCA II |
Improving access to water and sanitation in Srei Santhor and Kang Meas Districts in Kampong Cham Province
Cambodia | 04/01/2016 - 31/12/2016
The rate of access to potable water supply system in Cambodia is particularly low regardless the existence of numerous private water operators. 21% of Cambodian have access to domestic piped water supply and only 7% in rural area. ...
Cambodia | 01/06/2015 - 31/08/2016
Since the last 10 years, the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia is working to improve access to drinking water. The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH), which oversees the management networks distribution water supply for urban areas ...
Cambodia | 11/12/2014 - 11/12/2019
In Cambodia, over the past two decades, a tremendous amount of formal and informal small enterprises have invested “spontaneously” in unstructured water supply and electricity utilities. However, these enterprises still face problems in technical and financial management. The ...
Cambodia, Myanmar | 01/12/2014 - 31/12/2017
The context In Myanmar and Cambodia, 70 to 80% of the population lives off agriculture. The poorest among these family farmers are not benefitting from the economic growth being experienced by these countries in recent years. GRET has been ...
Cambodia | 01/01/2011 - 02/03/2014
In Cambodia, infant malnutrition affects more than 44% of children under the age of five. Growth retardation and anaemia are closely linked to food quality. Nutrikhmer (a component of the Nutridev programme) contains diverse activities that take advantage ...
Dev cambodge |
Cambodia | 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2011
Increase productivity and sustainability of family scale agriculture (training, irrigation, input supply), improve resilience of family-scale farms to distress situations through safety nets and upraise food availability and nutritive quality on the marke ...
Cambodia | 01/04/2009 - 18/12/2016
Cambodia | 01/02/2009 - 30/06/2012
To develop, test and sustain follow-up systems and services to water users in order to reach a sustainable operation of irrigated areas, in three different national contexts: Haiti, Cambo- dia, Mali, taking advantage of their specific experiences to ...
Cambodia | 01/01/2009 - 30/06/2012
The HIP project started in January 2009 in partnership with the GMAC (garment sector employers' union) in order to pilot the implementation of the compulsory health component of the National Social Security Fund in 2011 (currently planned in ...
Cambodia | 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2011
The project aims to improve access to water for rural households living in communes whose groundwater is contaminated by naturally-occurring arsenic. Its implementation is ensured within a partnership whose objective is to strengthen two local NGOs, ACAPE ...
Proceedings of the National Workshop on Agroecological Transition 30th and 31 st March 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
| Gret | 2016/10
The 2 days’ workshop has been very intense and very fruitful paving the way to some common principles, common understanding and common expectations about agroecology. There are still some works to do in order to define in an ...
| Gret | 2016/09 | Politiques et Pratiques de développement | 21
In many countries, small and medium drinking water companies have difficulty accessing local financial markets. Bankers have a certain risk aversion and are reticent to give these companies long term loans for sums that are considered too low, ...
Comments on the proposed environmental code of cambodia (V6) and proposed amendments for a better recognition of customary tenure rights in protected areas
The « Environment and Natural Resources Code of Cambodia » (Sixth Draft – – 20 November 2016) is a very extensive proposed law (535 pages !) which will have, if adopted, major impacts on many aspects of Cambodian ...
Convergence under pressure : Different routes to private ownership through land reforms in four Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam)
| Comité Technique Foncier et développement ; AFD ; MAEDI | 2015/12
This paper aims to provide keys that will help us understand contemporary land dynamics in these four countries. In order to do so it highlights their similarities and differences, both in the long history that shaped today’s ...
AVSF,Cedac,Crose,Cudes,Faranfasi so,Fonhadi,ISC,Gret,Iram | Groupe initiatives | 2012/11 | Traverses | 38
Ensuring that irrigation schemes are sustainable when management is transferred to farmers remains a considerable challenge for food security and economic development. Between the dismantling of public advisory services and unsustainable projects still too often limited to providing ...
| Gret | 2012
A l’occasion du 6e Forum mondial de l’eau de Marseille en 2012, ce DVD rassemble la documentation issue de 30 ans d’expérience du Gret sur les différents usages de l’eau (références bibliographiques, capitalisations de projets, guides, vidéos, outils ...
Public institutions and local authorities
CG92, Cird and Siem Reap department of agriculture, FTB, MME, MIH, EAC, AFD, EU, ADB, World Bank, Cambodian ministries and provincial services for Water resources and Agriculture, NSSF, AusAid, ISC
Operators, NGO and design offices
AusAid, Thrive Network, See/Saw, CWA, REA, Unicef, SCP, Helen Keller Int, FWUC, FWN, Cirad
Companies and foundations
Find, Louis Dreyfus Foundation, Isea, Artelia, Stone family foundation, Egis, Sofreco
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