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មជ្ឈមណ្ឌលស្រាវជ្រាវ សេវាកម្មប្រព័ន្ធបរិស្ថាន និងការប្រើប្រាស់ដី

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND LAND USE RESEARCH CENTRE (ECOLAND)

ECOLAND or Ecosystem Services and Land Use is a research centre of the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), Cambodia. It was created in January 2014 through a collaboration between the French Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) in France and RUA and his directed by Dr. NEANG Malyne.

The center activities rest on three main pillars: Research in the field of the environment and agriculture; Education and training in related fields as well as Development and Expertise. The center is well inserted in national and international research and development networks that deal with environmental issues and agricultural development in South-East Asia. Through their contribution to social-science oriented research projects on the environment and agriculture with multiple partners, among which the French Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), ECOLAND members acquire experience they can use when implementing education and training programs but also specific expertise that demonstrate their willingness and ability to contribute to the sustainable development of Cambodia.

 

MISSION and OBJECTIVES

  • Conduct interdisciplinary research on the coupled evolution of agriculture and the environment:
    • ​Elaboration and Implementation of research projects;
    • Development of national and international research partnerships (see OUR PARTNERS page);
    • Production of scientific outputs on agricultural and environmental dynamics in Cambodia.​​​​​
  • Building capacity of Cambodian students and lecturers:
    • ​Teaching at bachelor and master level at RUA;
    • Providing training to students on topics such as literature review, data analysis, scientific paper writing;
    • Improve academic curricula on agriculture, natural resources management, and the environment in Cambodia;
    • Develop on-line courses.
  • Engagement with development actors and dissemination of research result:
    • ​Conduct expertise in the field of agricultural development, environmental services, and natural resources management;
    • Provide advice to policy makers;
    • Organize or contribute to scientific workshop in Cambodia or Abroad.

 

OPERATING STRUCTURE OF CENTRE

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Ceremony for the signing of

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

between 

the Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia and the French Research Institute for Sustainable Development, France

for the creation of a research centre called "Ecosystem Services and Land Use (ECOLAND)" 

on 14th January 2014 at RUA, Phnom Penh, Cambodia