Lemongrass, a traditional crop in Cambodia, has served as a versatile cooking spice and a source of medicinal benefits.
The vast majority of reusable bamboo chopsticks are imported; meaning the environmental cost of transporting them can sometimes outweigh the benefits that come with avoiding cheap disposable cutlery. One man in Takeo province is slowly restoring that balance.
At present, some Cambodians know how to process fruits or cassava tubers, bananas, wine into candy.
A woman who provides pesticide spraying services using drones in Battambang province is gaining support from farmers after running the service for more than two years.
Duckweed is a plant that grows naturally in Cambodia’s lakes and ponds and is often used as feed for chickens, ducks and pigs by farmers who collect it from the places where it grows wild. One man, however, has decided to grow duckweed
Cambodia's national flower – the rumduol – and stars are considered to be lucky objects to be displayed on the occasion of Khmer New Year and are common decorative motifs.
It is common to see some woven fabrics such as hol and phamuong skirts – silk handwoven fabrics – made from silkworm nests, along with fabric made from cotton or synthetics.
In 2001, Dahn Hong developed Khmer Unicode, which remains the basis for most Khmer language fonts in use today. He designed the Unicode – a standardised system which assigns a unique number to each character – in response to frustration with the Limon font
Banana trees are typically cut down by farmers after one harvest because they die after fruiting. The rest of the tree aside from the fruit that gets cut down becomes a pile of waste that typically goes unused for any purpose.
A young man in Kampong Speu is finding success with a range of bead necklaces that are proving popular online.