Climate smart intensive gardens providing alternative food source and additional income for rural villagers

JCCI partner Khmer Youth and Social Development (KYSD) have continued their efforts together with local authorities, the community forestry committee and villagers to strengthen local capacity to adapt to a changing climate. The latest addition has been supporting ten households (whereof three female headed) in Pich Antung and Chrak Sra Em villages to set up climate smart intensive gardens where vegetables and other crop can be grown year round, giving people a good alternative food source to traditional rain-fed rice farming decreasing expenses from buying food at the market generating additional income. Also, commune authorities have given Pich Antung a letter of appreciation recognizing them as a model village for their cooperation and activities related to reforestation and climate change.