4 types of farmer in Cambodia

Cambodia is a country that relies on agriculture, because approximately 80% to 85% as farmers and agriculture provides 50 % of gross national product. Agricultural products including rice and crop combined 63%, livestock 24%, 10% forest and fishing 3%.

Most of our people live in rural areas and farming. Although the country has a land area for rice from 85% to 90%, some families do not have enough rice production requirements.

The researchers have said that the number of families engaged in agriculture has an estimated 1.2 million to 1.3 million households across the country. 

 Farmers can be categorized those major categories as follows:

1. Farmers produce wheat or rice: 


Rainy season rice production on the lowland areas is the most important in the country. Farmers were able to find the money to repay their income with other jobs, such as animal raising and makiing brown sugar from palm trees. Some simultaneous rice at the end of the rainy season when the flood receded along the lake and creek . Those farmers can satisfy their needs by looking for work to do in downtown, such as in the city, cutting firewood, and charcoal.

2. Farmers in high​​land: 

These farmers grow permanent or seasonal crops: corn, potatoes, beans, sesame, etc.. Some farmers raising livestock and growing rice after the flood receded.

3. Farmers who don't grow rice:


They grow other crops along the river bank, and such as tobacco, vegetables, flowers, etc.. These farmers work their marginal livestock is growing fruits and fishing.

4. Farmers in the Northeastern provinces (Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri) 

They do burned forest crops such as rice, corn, potatoes, plants and tubers. In addition, they do timber and hunting.

In the agricultural sector, women also play an important role, in addition to the homes, such as planting rice and caring for children. Women need to harvest crops and care for livestock to sell products at the market.

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