Cambodia is rising out of a history marred by conflict and unrest. For the past two decades Cambodia has experienced rapid economic growth. However, despite strong growth, poverty remains a fundamental issue for the country with a majority of the population living on less than $2 a day.
Along its path to overcoming poverty, Cambodia faces a wide range of challenges. The country is heavily dependent on overseas development assistance with foreign aid amounting to about half of the government’s annual budget. Foreign assistance has been shifted remarkably to the new ‘eastern’ donors, China in particular, with the caveat of business and political opportunity rather than Human Rights conditionality. Engaging eastern investment in the interest of the poor and vulnerable will require new strategies. In 2015 western assistance has commenced withdrawing.
The main drivers of the economy, agriculture, the garment industry, tourism and construction have provided increasing revenues for the country. For the youngest population in Southeast Asia – 70% of Cambodian population of 15 million is younger than 30 years of age – the productive skills and adequate employment remain problematic. Millions of young working people have migrated for work to other countries.
The majority of Cambodians live in the countryside with 85% of the population largely dependent on small-scale agriculture, fishery and forestry for their livelihoods.
With Cambodia now firmly in the tourism and development spotlight, careful planning and regulation of these activities will be important to avoid negative impact to the environment and the natural resources on which many people depend.
Who are our members?
Citizens and farmers who are living in communities, associations, and mass citizen associations in Cambodia, having high commitment to involve, participate and follow CCFC’s mission, they may submit their applications to be members of CCFC. The applications will be considered by CCFC’s Executive Committees and General Councils. CCFC will consider the applicants’ qualification by following its Statute.
CCFC received 17,905 membership applicants who were from 40 target community areas in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Kandal, Kampot, Preah Vihear, Kampong Speu and Traung Khmum.
What benefit do community memberships get from CCFC ?
CCFC prioritizes members’ interest and they will receive the following interest:
- Protection of their benefit and legal rights
- Provision of legal advice and consultation when they face unfair things
- Land securities and occupation securities, having markets, and enhancement of family economic and having good life with dignity.
- Build unity within their communities, and empower them to be strong citizens to influent to government on some significant policies.
- Getting to know about social development and full participation of members
- Getting the social protection which are given by relevant institutions.
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CCFC’s primarily significant principles
- Democracy: Association implements democracy principles by taking members decision as a prime thing.
- Independence: CCFC is an independence institution where it is not under any political party, powerful persons or any group.
- Freedom: Every member has freedom in participating or leaving CCFC voluntarily.
- Standing: CCFC performs its activities to assist members any time upon their needs.
- Unity: CCFC helps and facilitates farmers associations at the ground level to have a common voice to protect their fundamental rights.
CCFC’s significant duties “we are together for our power, rights and communities”