1. Background

The mandate of Center for Agricultural and Environmental Studies (CAES) spans to amend and prevent the entire biosphere deterioration, both environment and livelihoods. The living processes of all ecosystems and management interventions of mankind utilize the biosphere and affect the environment as well as livelihoods. Thus, the activities of CAES are very important to respond to the global humannosphere and its adverse effects.

2.    Role of CAES

2.1  Present

CAES contributes to the national and international capacity building and researches by assessing the available scientific evidences. It participates in national, regional and global observing and monitoring systems, collecting and disseminating data. It also provides a neutral forum for negotiation and technical discussion on agriculture, environment, forestry, biodiversity, climate change and climate variability and wetland ecosystem.

Since 2011, CAES has had an Inter-University and department working group on building capacity of institutional to help famer better adapt to climate change which focuses on assisting developing countries to enhance their capacities to confront the negative impact of climate change and variability on agriculture.


  • Developing methodologies and baseline survey of climate change adaptation in specific provinces;
  • Linking climate change interventions to sustainable rural livelihoods;
  • Setting up sub-weather station to help farmer identify climate trend;
  • Setting up on-farm demonstration to help farmer adapt to climate change;
  • Building capacity of government official to help farmer better adapt to climate change;
  • Developing climate strategy;
  • Perception organic pollution in lower Mekong basin;
  • Mapping of alliance species in lower Mekong basin;
  • Wetland classification in Cambodia;
  • Set installation in Cambodia;
  • Reforestation program;
  • Establish nursery for providing tree seedling.

 2.2  Future

CAES will strengthen the information and advocacy activities to encourage investment in preparedness, promotion of adaptation of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and livestock systems to climate change to ensure that efforts of protecting the land and aquatic base for sustainable agricultural production are integral elements of climate change adaptation measures. Information and analysis will be critical to enhance the capacity-building program.