According to the National Committee for Disaster Management, on August 16, 2012 in 11 of the 24 cities and provinces in Cambodia celebrated drought that affects tens of thousands of hectares of rice fields.
Usually, the rainy season begins in May and lasts until October. But this year the lack of rain in some parts of the country led to the destruction of 4,811 hectares and causing partial damage to 101,365 hectares of rice crops. Obviously, further drought will lead to even greater losses.
Cambodian Prime Minister calls on the authorities to help save the paddy fields from further destruction, providing arid regions water. "Predicting the weather is hard. Previously reported three storms that may befall Cambodia, but the storm moved up, affecting China, Korea and Japan part. " The Prime Minister also said that the rainy season could be delayed until December.
Cambodia is an agricultural country, with 80% of the population — farmers. The country annually produces more than 8 million tons of paddy rice.