By Helena Taruli and Muchtazar • Jul 01, 2020
While Southeast Asia remains vulnerable to the effects of climate change, resource management remains poor in the region. Nowhere is this more evident than with peatlands, the region's biggest weapon against climate change, exploited and damaged in the name of profit
By Zachary Frye • Jun 26, 2020
In Sumatra, communities have reported for years the encroachment upon their land by multi-national agribusiness group Wilmar to develop palm oil plantations. But Nagari Institute director Zulkifli is helping those at the Indonesian grassroots push back
By Mohammad Zainuri Hasyim • Jun 22, 2020
As people around the globe mark World Rainforest Day, Mohammad Zainuri Hasyim of the Rainforest Alliance in Indonesia says we must start recognising the power of Indigenous and local communities in preserving this vital natural resource
By Dr Gopalasamy Reuben Clements and Junn Kitt Foon • May 22, 2020
An essential component for cement, as well as a breeding ground for biodiversity, limestone quite literally serves as the building block for much of life on earth. On this International Day of Biological Diversity, Rimba gives us the run down on this most unsung of all heroes
With the stalwarts of the Cambodian economy, tourism and garments, set to be decimated by the economic downturn, Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on agriculture to step in and pick up the slack. A badly neglected sector struggling to survive with outdated methods, technology and extreme weather events, how can this be done?
By Nith Kosal • May 21, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic highlights how human health is intimately connected to animal and ecosystem wellbeing. As we reassess our relationship with nature, researchers say we must empower those best positioned to protect forests – local communities
By Carolyn Cowan • May 14, 2020
Recent reports claim definitive proof that the 2019/20 Mekong drought was caused by China – they do not according to researchers at AMPERES. Will the controversial analysis further polarise stakeholders, or could the crisis shift regional cooperation into more productive spaces?
By Tarek Ketelsen, Timo Räsänen, John Sawdon • May 13, 2020
In late November, Battambang rice farmer Roeum Socheat received international acclaim for his work empowering Raingkesei agricultural community since 2017. Can his model provide hope for farmers across the Kingdom?
By Thim Rachna • Dec 31, 2019
Farming and food
In the third installment of our eight-week series looking at Cambodia in 2040, we examine how the next two decades will see the Kingdom's food production and farming face a mix of challenges posed by technology, drought and trade. How will a country so reliant on its agricultural sector manage to adapt and survive?
By Simon Roughneen • Dec 18, 2019
Indonesia’s indigenous peoples
A forest community on Halmahera Island, North Maluku, is facing displacement by land-hungry businesses, threatening doomsday for a timeless hunter-gatherer lifestyle
By Andre Barahamin • Nov 14, 2019
Landgrabs, deforestation and an increasingly-globalised Khmer culture are encroaching deep into the lands and lore of Cambodia's indigenous Bunong people
By Tabitha Payne • Aug 29, 2019
Waste to energy
Limiting global heating means leaving fossil fuels in the ground. But the growing practice of breaking down and burning up the world's plastic waste for its energy potential is challenging this idea
By Claire Baker-Munton • Jul 30, 2019