In the news: The Cassava-Boom Undermining a Leading Conservation Program

This article looks at how the boom in cassava growing is negatively impacting a leading conservation project in Cambodia.

Exacerbated by Cambodia’s underlying lack of land rights for the rural poor, boom and bust cash crops are incentivizing smallholders to clear land, propelled by growing global demands for cassava and abetted by a rise in the accessibility of microfinance credit.

– Cambojanews writers Jack Brook and Khuon Narim