Kampot’s banana farm workers on Longmate’s lasting influence

Publication date 12 April 2022 | 21:22 | ICT

Pivoting from cutting bamboos to collecting non-timber forest products, nearly all of the working-age population of Taken commune in Kampot province’s Chhouk district have been working on the banana plantations of Longmate Agriculture Co



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