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Masters Alumni
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Cambodia
Date of Enrolment
April 28, 2015
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I was born in Peareang District, Preyveng Province, Cambodia. Currently, I am studying master degree in Sustainability Science, GPPS-GLI, The University of Tokyo, Japan. In 2009, I graduated bachelor degree in Environmental Science, Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia. Besides specific major, I also obtained some training short courses from many NGOs and institutions that related to: International Business Management, Secretary & Report Writing Skill, Organization & Proposal, Project Appraisal & Community Development, Human Rights & Low, Leadership, Minute Taking/ Report, & Training of Trainer.
Research Title
Impact of Tidal Inundation on Rice Crop and Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Area of Cambodia

Coastal rice crop is very important for people livelihood in rural coastal area. Rice crop within the coastal zone is presently threatened by Tidal Inundation (TI). Increasing the frequency and intensity of flooding events are reduced rice production and increased poverty level. This situation could become even more serious to the current and future level of rice production and farmer livelihood in Cambodian coastal area.

Therefore the objectives of the research: (1) Determine current impacts of tidal inundation on rice fields and rice production, (2) Analyze farmer as well as gender perceptions to tidal inundation issue, and (3) Ascertain and propose adaptation strategies to eliminate impacts of tidal inundation on rice crop.

Methods: Qualitative and quantitative approaches were adopted and both secondary and primary data were analyzed. Data collection methods: Field visits and observations, questionnaire surveys (FGD, KIIs, and HHS), Satellite Images and GIS maps. Descriptive statistics, Chi-Square tests, SWOT Analysis, TOWS Matrix, Cost-Benefit Analysis, GIS and SPSS were used for this research.

The research will provide more information and data about impact of TI on rice crop in Cambodian coastal area. Strengths and weaknesses of local adaptations will be found and developed. The research will propose the most effective adaptation strategy and provide recommendations to policy maker local government and other sectors.
Reserch Keywords
Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Gender Perception, Livelihood, SWOT Analysis, TOWS Matrix, Cost-Benefit Analysis, ArcGIS, and SPSS software
Research Interests
Sustainable Agriculture Development, Climate Change Mitigation, Disaster Management, Poverty Reduction Policy, Gender Development, Sustainable Development, Natural resource management, Community Development, and Rural Development.