By Andrew Haffner • Jan 14, 2021
A staple food for billions, recent years have also seen insects marketed as an environmentally friendly and nutrient-rich protein source to wealthier consumers. But as bug-based products hit supermarket shelves, do they hold the potential to become a mainstay in Western diets?
By Sango Mahanty and W. Nathan Green • Aug 07, 2020
Following a recent op-ed attacking a report by rights organisation LICADHO highlighting the dangers of microfinance debt in Cambodia, researchers Sango Mahanty and W. Nathan Green set out to unravel the debate surrounding the controversial industry
By Tom Starkey • May 20, 2020
Upcycling is a seemingly win-win initiative bringing old adversaries the environment and profitability together. While in its nascent stages in Cambodia, does a circular economy offer potential for the badly hit garment sector to diversify and increase sustainability?
By World Food Programme • Apr 03, 2020
WFP cash assistance in the Philippines helps communities prepare better and recover quicker
FDI in Vietnam
A long-term, export-driven vision has handed Hai Phong the title of Vietnam’s fastest-growing city in terms of GDP since 2015. Deep C is one firm that has contributed to the industrial city's transformation in recent years with their vision of creating a sustainable, environmentally friendly economic hub
By Samantha McCabe • Feb 25, 2020
Foreign investors rode a hot streak in Sihanoukville until the gambling game collapsed last summer. Now, with the boomtown at risk of going bust and the city decaying around them, long-term residents, local businesses and construction workers are picking up the pieces
By Andrew Haffner • Jan 23, 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
Top read: With the number of visitors to Angkor Wat severely dropping this year, Cambodia’s tourism industry, so vital to the economy, is in danger of becoming reliant on Chinese gambling dollars in Sihanoukville. In search of alternatives, we return to a piece from 2009 looking at Cambodia's then budding ecotourism industry. Could green be the answer to the Kingdom's tourism woes?
By Sam Campbell • Dec 23, 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
Sustainable luxury tourism
Can luxury and eco-friendly sustainability be mutually compatible? Southeast Asia Globe sat down with serial luxury hotelier Bill Bensley at his wildest experience so far in Cambodia.
By Ron Gluckman • Nov 29, 2019
Cambodia’s plastic waste is kept in balance thanks to an army of waste pickers, who represent the only functioning infrastructure. We look back at how plastic conquered the Kingdom
By Kathrin Eitel • Aug 22, 2019
Enough clothes have already been made to outfit everyone on the planet. But with rampant overproduction leaving more and more fabric waste in landfill, it's time to find a solution
By Amanda Kaufmann • Jun 24, 2019