Towards Building Drought Resilience of Rice Production…

Towards Building Drought Resilience of Rice Production in Cambodia: from a system dynamics perspective”

The Learning Institute has proved small grant to a master student to fulfill his theses titled “Towards Building Drought Resilience of Rice Production in Cambodia: from a system dynamics perspective” and submit to Michigan State University.

Project 2-1

The research was conducted at two communes of Bannan district in Battambang province of Cambodia, namely Chaeng Meanchey and Kanteur Mouy, where are crossed by Stung Sangker River and contained by several streams. This research aims to identify sources of drought resilience at commune and household levels and to find possible ways to improve resilience to drought. To meet the objectives, a system dynamics model for drought resilience was developed. Data from household survey were used to estimate major model input variables through descriptive statistics, to define farm household typology through two-step cluster analysis, and to estimate relation between variables using multiple regressions.

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