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Cambodian Women Empowered in Farming Sector

Cambodian authorities and analysts are highlighting the role that Cambodian women play in the country's important agricultural sector, especially as the nation’s economic conditions continue to force many men to seek work overseas. Some 75 percent of Cambodia’s women are employed in agriculture, according to the World Bank. Ty Ratana, a program coordinator at nongovernmental organization Life With Dignity, said that when women engage more with the agricultural sector, it curbs the...

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