Livelihoods sustainability analysis in Mondulkiri province | WWF

Livelihoods sustainability analysis in Mondulkiri province

Posted on
25 May 2009


Mondulkiri is a remote province in the eastern part of Cambodia where people are poor and natural resources are abundant. Fifty nine per cent of the 50,000 population of Mondulkiri are below the poverty line. The twin problems of chronic poverty and continuous unsustainable harvesting from the forest perpetuate a cyclical trap wherein people get poorer while the resources continue to be endangered. An analysis to further understand why the people are suffering from such poor economic predicament and are prone to further degrading their forest resources was needed to be able to identify natural resource economic interventions that will help address these problems.