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Striking a Balance : Managing El Niño and La Niña in Cambodia’s Agriculture (English)

The purpose of this report is to help Cambodia’s policy makers and stakeholders prepare for future El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events. It does this by providing information on ENSO’s poverty, economic, and agricultural impacts in Cambodia and outlining ways forward. The report finds that ENSO’s impacts vary from region to region and harm Cambodia’s people, economy, and agricultural sector. The country has made inroads in preparing for climate events like floods and other natural disasters, but more could be done to prepare for ENSO specifically. Being proactive to prepare for ENSO in Cambodia is important because of the country’s high exposure to climate shocks, the prominence of the agricultural sector in the national economy, the large rural population and its climate vulnerability.


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    Sutton,William R., Srivastava,Jitendra P., Koo,Jawoo, Vasileiou,Ioannis, Pradesha,Angga

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Striking a Balance : Managing El Niño and La Niña in Cambodia’s Agriculture

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    drought; change in poverty; average rainfall; cgiar research program; food and agricultural; women in leadership position; sea surface temperature anomaly; small plots of land; international rice research institute; regional rainfall; gross domestic product; natural disaster; agricultural sector; rural population; poor rural household; crop and livestock; average annual rainfall; income on food; climate change adaptation; national poverty level; Social Safety Nets; climate change impact; source of employment; national gdp; Water Shortage; climate event; poor household; agricultural production; massive water shortages; damage from flood; safety net program; employment in agriculture; risk transfer mechanism; crop production system; Natural Resource Management; Trade and Transport; trade and transportation; impact on poverty; disaster risk management; provision of service; extreme weather event; early warning system; overseas development assistance; national poverty rate; privileges and immunity; rural household consumption; ex post risk; national action plan; access to land; climate shock; seed varieties; seed variety; poverty increase; water level; mountain region; social transfer; historical data



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Sutton,William R. Srivastava,Jitendra P. Koo,Jawoo Vasileiou,Ioannis Pradesha,Angga

Striking a Balance : Managing El Niño and La Niña in Cambodia’s Agriculture (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.ño-and-La-Niña-in-Cambodia-s-Agriculture