Organic has been a buzz word bandied around the West for decades, and now the trend has spread its green fingers to Cambodia as more farmers become equipped to cater to the increasing global need. By Marissa Carruthers
Cambodia has a strong silk weaving history. Now, thanks to the country’s creativity, the humble lotus is making waves across the world’s fashion capitals. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS
Vietnam is close to signing two major free trade deals that will send ripples across Asia. ASEAN Forum looks at the pacts’ potential impact on the country. WORDS BY LORCAN LOVETT
While fair trade has traditionally been associated with niche markets, the movement is growing, and small organisations in the Philippines and elsewhere are gradually breaking into the big league. BY JOANNA MAYHEW
Microfinance provides thousands living below the poverty line in Cambodia with a lifeline each year. As the market develops across the region, countries are looking to the kingdom’s successful model for inspiration. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS
As more Cambodian businesses rely on the Internet to conduct operations, it has never been more important to ensure that your valuable data is secure. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS
At the Greater Mekong Investment Forum in Bangkok, experts agreed that Myanmar is not a country for those with short-term vision. BY MARK BIBBY JACKSON
Biogas is becoming an increasingly popular option for generating clean, renewable energy and promoting rural development in Cambodia and Vietnam. But with growing business potential, burgeoning companies will have to pick up the pace to keep up with demand.
The phrases climate change, going green and eco-friendly have been flung around the developed world for decades, but it’s only in recent years that more developing countries have been catching on. Cambodia is one country that is leading the way.
Since receiving Geographical Indication status in 2010, Cambodia’s Kampong Speu palm sugar has steadily gained popularity within the international market. With more innovative plans in the pipeline, the product’s export rates looks set to soar.