Assistance for Food Security in Cambodia
May 26, 2003
- On May 26 (Monday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend a total of 1,161,605.16-dollar assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the project "Extension of the Special Programme for Food Security to Improve Food Security and Income-generation of Poor Farmers in Cambodia" to be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
- The goal of this project is to increase the level of food security of poor rural farmers in Cambodia. Activities in food-deficit provinces will target poor farmers, including landless and female-headed households, and will cover building of farmer organizations and holding of Farmer Field Schools with a participatory approach. These activities will provide technical assistance for improved farming practices in the area, such as water control and crop intensification.
- This project is expected to contribute to improving the food security and nutrition of poor farmers, and eventually to the reduction of poverty.
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