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Cambodian Climate Hero Profile: Mr. Tek Samoeun

Most farmers know that there are two seasons in Cambodia - dry and rainy seasons - but more information is needed to help them plan for the planting and harvesting of their crops. “We have found that the understanding of weather forecasting information and knowledge of climate change plays a vital role in agricultural-based activities”, Mr. Samoeun says. As a result, his department has developed a programme which trains farmers in understanding weather forecasts and how to use this climate information to mitigate negative impacts and improve their livelihoods by developing strategic risk reduction plans. The training programme is supported by the United Nations Development Programme as part of a four-year project to strengthen climate information and early warning systems in Cambodia.