Adaptation, resilience and sustainable livelihoods in the communities of the Lower Mekong Basin, Cambodia

Serey Sok*, Xiaojiang YU

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Abstract

This paper analyses key contributors to sustainable livelihoods in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), Cambodia, by focusing upon villagers' access to assets, adaptation to shock and stress, and their degree of resilience to declines in natural resources. The study reveals that their access to the five assets for sustainable livelihoods is limited; that their capacity to adapt to shock and stress is low due to floods, drought and high food prices; and that their resilience to declines in natural resources is weak. Improvement in their capacity to adapt and in their resilience will be influenced by the degree to which they can access human, physical and social assets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-588
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Development
  • Water Science and Technology

User-Defined Keywords

  • adaptation
  • Cambodia
  • Lower Mekong Basin
  • resilience
  • sustainable livelihoods

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