“A Multi-scale Flood Vulnerability Assessment of Agricultural Production in the Context of Environmental Change”
Climate change and the intensification of the water cycle is affecting the frequency and intensity of floods and river run-off in Cambodia. The consequences for agriculture are particularly significant given its central role in the development of Cambodia. Increased flooding thus has the potential to exacerbate food insecurity.
Focusing on the Sangkae River watershed in Battambang, the researchers identified the effects of flood on agriculture, particularly during 2010 and 2011 when flooding was experienced. It analysed the different drivers of vulnerability, changes in rainfall patterns and the role of local and national authorities in flood disaster management. The researchers also assessed households’ differing vulnerability to the effects of flooding, their adaptive capacity and their food security status.