Assistance for Food Security in Cambodia

May 26, 2003

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 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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