Cambodia has transformed in remarkable ways in recent history. The country is at peace after decades of conflict. Strong economic growth since the mid-1990s has helped reduce the proportion of people living in poverty. Child mortality and malnutrition rates have also declined. Notably, the prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old dropped from 50 percent in 2000 to 32 percent in 2014.
Even so, Cambodia remains a low-middle income, food-deficit country where nearly a fifth of the rural population lives below the national poverty line. Nearly a quarter of all Cambodians are food-
Results by the Numbers
Nearly 189,000 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices for the first time last year with Feed the Future’s help.
Producers applied improved technologies and management practices on more than 77,000 hectares of land with Feed the
The Cambodian government is making genuine efforts to improve food security and nutrition. Cambodia is a compelling example of a developing country where authorities responsible for agriculture, environment, nutrition, health and economic development are working together to reduce undernutrition and poverty.
Working closely with the international donor community, the Cambodian government developed the comprehensive Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition, the Strategy for Agriculture and Water 2010-2013 Investment Plan, and other key analyses and strategies. In early June 2011, the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Cambodia.
Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD)
Cambodia NOURISH Project
Capacity Building for Evaluation for Feed the Future
Enabling Agricultural Trade Project
Feed the Future Cambodia Horticulture Project