Blog.Dec 05, 2013

Alarming risks for food shortages in Cambodia and the Mekong region

Cambodia and the Vietnamese Delta are the most sensitive areas for food security due to the alteration of the Mekong mainstream. The anticipated changes includes 88 politically contentious dams, all planned or already under construction in the Lower Mekong basin.

Presentations during the workshop focused on the impacts of building the dam. Conclusions indicated that the risks to fisheries, which are the major source of food and nutrients for Cambodian people, are extremely high.