Cambodia

In Cambodia, fish is the second most consumed food after rice, accounting for 66.3% of households’ animal protein intake. Freshwater fisheries are an integral part of the country’s culture, economy and food security, and are a vital source of food for rural people. Overall, the fisheries sector provides employment to 2 million people, of which 10,000 people work in the marine fishery sector. FISH research in Cambodia focuses on how best to improve productivity and resilience of wild fisheries in human-modified environments such as rice fields and reservoirs, the role of fish in nutrition security of women and children, and benefit-sharing in land and water management.

Freshwater fisheries are an integral part of Cambodia’s culture, economy and food security. FISH research focuses on how best to improve the resilience of wild fisheries in human-modified environments such as rice fields and reservoirs, the role of fish in nutrition security of women and children, and benefitsharing in land and water management.

- Yumiko Kura, Country Director, Cambodia