This paper investigates the impact of organic agriculture development initiatives on the wellbeing of small-scale farmers in Cambodia. Wellbeing was measured subjectively, with fifty seven organic farmers asked what is most important in their
lives, and the impact of the organic initiatives assessed in these areas. Farmers in the study considered the ability to grow sufficient rice for their family as most
important, followed by family health, and having enough money. The organic initiatives were found to impact positively on all these dimensions of wellbeing. Family food security increased in all cases, health increased in all but one case, and income increased in all cases.
Beban, A. (2009). Organic agriculture and farmer wellbeing: A case study of Cambodian small-scale farmers. (Institute of Development Studies Working Paper Series 2/2009). Palmerston North, N.Z.: Massey University. Institute of Development Studies.