Some 9.5 million Cambodians who directly engage in agriculture must adopt new techniques in order to counter dynamic weather patterns caused by climate change, and the government must work with farmers to ensure that it happens, an agricultural conference was told last week. Flown in from India to speak at the National Farmers’ Forum in Phnom Penh on Friday, V.R. Haridas, an environmental science expert for Caritas India, urged the government to work with the agriculture sector, which provides at least one-third of Cambodia’s gross domestic product, to ensure the nation’s food security. “The future of farmers across
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