Promoting Climate-Resilient Agriculture in Koh Kong and Mondulkiri Provinces under the Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Project


Cambodia is one of the countries in the world most vulnerable to climate change impacts. As part of its response to climate change, the Royal Government of Cambodia, in collaboration with its development partners, is implementing the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) with financial support from the Climate Investment Funds. The SPCR emphasizes two streams to promote climate resilience. The first stream is to build knowledge about climate change impacts on Cambodia and how to mainstream climate resilience into agriculture, water resources and transport and urban infrastructure. The second stream is to invest in applying new skills, techniques, technology, and engineering practices for climate resilience.

Overall Objective

Sustainably managed biodiversity corridors in Koh Kong and Mondulkiri provinces

Expected Results

  • Institutions and communities for biodiversity corridor management strengthened; 
  • Biodiversity corridors restored, protected, and maintained;  
  • Livelihoods improved and small-scale infrastructure support provided in target villages and communes.


Koh Kong and Mondulkiri


4,300 households/20,000 beneficiaries (80% women trained to improve home garden productivity and water conservation; 40% women trained in system of rice intensification; 50% women involved in mangrove planting)


  • Construction of rainwater harvesting ponds and drip irrigation for high-value crop production in Koh Kong and Mondulkiri; 
  • Adoption of drought-resistant crops; 
  • Climate-proofing of irrigation infrastructure and adoption of system of rice intensification in Mondulkiri; 
  • Construction of bioengineered sea barriers to reduce saltwater intrusion, and adoption of salt-tolerant crops in Koh Kong; 
  • Ecosystem-based adaptation to improve forest cover and soil and water management through catchment development planning in Mondulkiri.