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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in Cambodia

Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. Authoritarian governance and weak democracy are hampering economic development and social prospects. Agriculture provides a livelihood for some 80 per cent of the population and still holds enormous potential for development. Through a broad-based country aid strategy, HEKS/EPER and its partner organizations are working to secure the livelihoods of Cambodian smallholder families and boost their autonomy. This strategy contains several mutually complementary projects to improve access to land, water and other resources, and to promote sustainable but profitable agricultural production. In view of the conflicts repeatedly triggered by resource scarcity, HEKS/EPER also works in parallel to foster peaceful coexistence among various stakeholder groups.

HEKS/EPER in Cambodia

Facts

In 2020 HEKS/EPER helped deal with 90 conflicts over land and resources – some of them long-standing ones. Twenty-eight were resolved peacefully. This meant access to 2000 hectares of land for roughly 2500 people. HEKS/EPER also facilitated market access for small agricultural producers, enabling almost 350 families to increase their incomes.