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Cambodia

Overview – Four Key Points

  • Decentralized Forest Management.
  • Community Forestry identification and formalization. 
  • Community institutional and livelihood development
  • Community Forestry development support services. 

Priorities regarding to Community Forestry in Cambodia

  • To halt deforestation by maintaining or increasing forest cover.
  • To provide direct and indirect benefits for local communities. 
  • To support rural development strategy and livelihood improvement.
  • To support decentralization policy of government.
  • To enhance natural environment condition. 

Community Forestry Policies 

  • CF development has been identifies in the Rectangle Strategy of RGC.
  • CF is one of six programs in the National Forest Program.
  • To encourage local communities living near the forest to manage and utilize as community forest.
  • Government can reduce or cut off the Royalty and Premium of all forest products from CF site.

National Policy Addressing Climate Change

  • 2015 maintain forest cover in 60% of total area.
  • Study for the REDD Pilot project
  • Institutional arrangement.
  • Maximum benefit to local communities from carbon credit.

Social Forestry Role in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption

  • Maintain the forest cover for REDD.
  • Improve CF livelihood through forest management and utilization.
  • Forest resources increase.

Key Activities regarding to Community Forestry in Cambodia

  • CF Legalization.
  • CF livelihood improvement.
  • Capacity building of all key stakeholders.
  • Carbon credit from Avoided Deforestation: a pilot project in CFs

Next Steps

  • Community Forestry Management Plan.
  • Community Forestry Enterprise Development.
  • Community Forestry Carbon Credit Marketing.

News from Cambodia

Consultation Workshop: Term of Reference (TOR) and Mechanism to Set up Provincial Community Forestry Coordination Committee (PCFP-CC)

29 November, 2013

Consultation Workshop: Term of Reference (TOR) and Mechanism to Set…

A consultation workshop to identify ToR and mechanisms of PCFP-CC was held from 04 to 05 September, 2013 at Siem Reap province which co/organized by FA, NTFP-EP, FFI and RECOFTC under ASEAN Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) through Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded. The objectives of...

Consultation Workshop: Term of Reference (TOR) and Mechanism to Set up Community Forestry Network (CFN)

27 November, 2013

Consultation Workshop: Term of Reference (TOR) and Mechanism to Set…

A consultation workshop to identify TOR and mechanisms of CFN was held from 04 to 05 September,2013 at Siem Reap province which co-organized by FA, NTFP-EP, FFI and RECOFTC under ASEAN Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) through Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded. The objectives of this...

A Sharing Workshop at Oddor Meanchey - Perception Experience Community Forest Networking

26 November, 2013

A Sharing Workshop at Oddor Meanchey - Perception Experience Community…

A sharing workshop on perceptions and experiences of CFN was held on 13 August 2013 at Oddar Meanchey province which co/organized by FA and NTFP-EP under ASEAN Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) through Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded. The workshop was intended to sharing information on...

14 September, 2012

Sub Decree on Community Forestry Management of Cambodia

The Royal Government of Cambodia hereby decides; CHAPTER 1GENERAL PROVISIONSArticle 1: This Sub-Decree aims at determining rules for the establishment, management and use of community forests throughout the Kingdom of Cambodia.Article 2: The objectives of this Sub-Decree include the following:-    To implement the Forestry Law and other legislation regarding Local Community...