Farmer to factory owner: Pursat’s palm tree passionThu, 1 Dec 2022 | 09:11
Palm trees provide many benefits to Cambodian society. Their leaves are used for roofing, their fruit can be used to make palm cakes, the juice from their flowers can be squeezed to make sugar and their stems can be woven onto rafts.
Woven packaging an economic, environmental win in Siem ReapWed, 9 Nov 2022 | 07:31
Weaving is common throughout the Kingdom, especially in rural areas. Palm leaves are woven into everyday consumer products like baskets, boxes, trays or decorative products.
Rural students tackle modern problems with robotic helpersThu, 20 Oct 2022 | 07:53
Perhaps few people think of the far off provinces of the Kingdom as centres of innovation, but a private school near the Vietnamese border is working to dispel that myth.
Upcycled alternative artificial flowers impress customersWed, 12 Oct 2022 | 08:19
‘When you look at these flowers, they appear simple. But what you do not realise is the many stages of decoration they have passed through before becoming so beautiful.
Weaver of banana stems urges public to put proper value on artisan craftingTue, 4 Oct 2022 | 09:03
Although Chhat Sokhoeurb drifted into becoming a weaver and vendor of banana pseudostem products through her younger brother, it is a career of social interest that she has found a passion for.
Sugarcane pulp to paper: One man’s environmental missionWed, 28 Sep 2022 | 08:14
Every day, Ngorn Makara collects the large blue buckets that the sugarcane juice vendors use to dispose of bagasse – the dry pulpy fibrous material that remains once the juice is extracted – and delivers the containers to the factory he works at.
Solar pump systems up-front costs worth the trade-off for long-term benefits: farmersWed, 14 Sep 2022 | 03:42
Agricultural expert Suong Noy has been advising farmers to use solar systems to pump water to their rice fields or plantations instead of using water pumping machines that run on fuel or manually.
Entrepreneur aims to replace plastic straws with reedsTue, 13 Sep 2022 | 08:16
Hai Socheat Vaddana’s passion for supporting handmade and environmentally safe products, as well as her mission to promote women’s employment in the Kingdom, inspired her to start making straws from chachot.
Khmer woven seagrass baskets in demand abroadSun, 11 Sep 2022 | 07:06
Traditionally, most weavers of seagrass are elderly people, who sit and weave to pass the time after their daily work is done. It seems that this tradition may be lost in the future, as younger Cambodians are less inclined to take up the art.
New magazine sparks kids’ creativityWed, 7 Sep 2022 | 08:41
In today's digital world where children using smart devices are ubiquitous, a bilingual children’s magazine named Kroojchmar aims to inspire creative passions and perhaps suggest future vocations to its young readers.