Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October 8, 2008; Cambodia Rice Farming




Cambodia's economy was devastated by civil war from the 1970s to the late 1990s, including four years under Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, whose dream of transforming the country into a great rice power ended in the nightmare of the "Killing Fields". Now another agrarian revolution is under way as the government seeks to boost rice and cut poverty among its 14 million people. The key is better irrigation and fertilizer.

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