The illicit economy grew from $650 billion in 2011 to $1.77 trillion in 2015, according to the World Economic Forum.
Cambodia has around 1,000 active unions, most representing some 700,000 workers in the garment and textile manufacturing sector.
Cambodian farmers are increasingly growing organic rice and vegetables in some places, but there is no official certification available.
Salt farmers in Kampot and Kep provinces say that production almost doubled this year as the annual rains arrived late, causing droughts in parts of Cambodia.
According to CEDAC, about 250 farmers have begun growing organic vegetables in four provinces—Takeo, Kompong Speu, Kompong Chhnang and Siem Reap.
According the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Cambodia’s economy has grown by 7.0 percent during 2015.
The protests began Wednesday, last week, after an announcement that the minimum wage would be raised from $128 per month to $140 per month.
In the Kampong Phluk fishing village on the Tonle Sap lake, home to thousands of families in Siem Reap province, fishermen say their catch this year has been too poor to live on.
With the low price of oil across international markets, and with the government failing to make deals with companies, it could be years before production occurs.
The U.S. economy exceeded expectations with employers adding 211,000 jobs in November. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
As of 2011, there are estimated 530,000 SMEs in Cambodia, but many lack access to capital to build strong and innovative businesses.
Hun Sen set out that challenge several years ago, but the country’s infrastructure and quality control have hampered rice exports.