UN talks review Covid, hunger risks

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) offices in Cambodia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region participated in a four-day virtual conference recently to respond to the “twin pandemics” of Covid-19 and hunger facing the region. Dealing with Covid-19 has led to setbacks in the fight ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-talks-review-covid-hunger-risks

PM: Salt a ‘strategic product’ as stock and production to increase

The Cambodian Government has ordered an increase in salt production and stockpiling as the commodity becomes classified as a strategic product to ensure food security in the Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710678/pm-salt-a-strategic-product-as-stock-and-production-to-increase/

Gov’t to aid students facing food insecurity

The Ministries of Economy and Finance; and Education, Youth and Sport, will implement a food programme for 50,000 children in 205 target schools using community products. An announcement issued on January 23 and obtained by The Post on Monday said the two ministries would implement ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-aid-students-facing-food-insecurity

Ministry warns of food poisoning over New Year

The Ministry of Health has called on the people to take 11 preventive measures to protect themselves from food or alcohol poisoning during the Khmer New Year celebration. Those who felt unwell should immediately seek medical treatment, it said. On Friday, the ministry said hundreds ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-warns-food-poisoning-over-new-year

Gov’t, WFP ink $50M strategic plan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a $50 million aid plan aimed to reduce food security and nutrition. The Cambodia Country Strategic Plan 2019-2023 was approved by the WFP council on February 27 in Italy. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-wfp-ink-50m-strategic-plan

NGO launches $1.5 million nutrition project

Plan International Cambodia yesterday launched its 1,000 Days Nutrition project in Stung Treng province for which it will spend $1.5 million for five years to provide better nutrition to children and women.​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50573204/ngo-launches-1-5-million-nutrition-project/

Government will shut eateries without proper hygiene

The Ministry of Tourism has warned that it will revoke the licences of eateries that cater to tourists if they are found without a hygiene certificate from the Ministry of Health or provincial health departments. A directive signed by Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-will-shut-eateries-without-proper-hygiene

Experts stress efforts to up food standards

Cambodian experts on Tuesday urged entrepreneurs, traders, producers and suppliers to pay more attention to food safety standards to ensure the welfare of consumers. The appeal was made at the Food Safety Forum held at the Mekong Institute under cooperation with Institute of Standards of ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/experts-stress-efforts-food-standards

Second industrial lab centre on the way

A new laboratory for testing local products and issue quality certificates will open in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district by the end of 2019, the Ministry of Handicraft recently announced. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50509878/second-industrial-lab-centre-on-the-way/

Over 100 tonnes of illegal items destroyed in K Speu

More than 100 tonnes of fake, expired and illegal products with banned chemical substances were destroyed on Thursday in Kampong Speu province on the orders of Interior Minister Sar Kheng. Kheng said the counterfeit products, which included food and beverages, were imported, mostly from the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/over-100-tonnes-illegal-items-destroyed-k-speu

New food security laboratory comes online in Svay Rieng

A new laboratory to monitor food products and ensure their safety opened on Tuesday in Svay Rieng province, near the border with Vietnam. It is the third such facility to open in the kingdom in the last few years, after other labs came online in Banteay ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106878/new-food-security-laboratory-comes-online-svay-rieng/

Cambodia’s fisheries at risk due to hydropower development on Mekong, MRC warns

Hydropower development will likely deal a serious economic blow to Cambodia, with dire outlooks for its fisheries and rice outputs predicted even under best-case scenarios, according to key findings from the Mekong River Commission (MRC). ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-fisheries-risk-due-hydropower-development-mekong-mrc-warns

Plan to defeat hunger

The government has unveiled four strategies to eliminate malnutrition in the country, especially among children. Prime Minister Hun Sen is enlisting state institutes, partners and NGOs to join the fight to eliminate malnutrition as the country holds national nutrition day today. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5089136/plan-defeat-hunger/

Region backs safe food strategy

Agriculture ministers in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) on Friday endorsed a five-year strategy and action plan to build a region-wide food safety system. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5082183/region-backs-safe-food-strategy/

Officials claim end to hunger in sight thanks to rice surplus

Government officials have claimed the country could see an end to malnutrition and hunger following a decade of food security improvements and increased rice yields. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077328/officials-claim-end-hunger-sight-thanks-rice-surplus/

120 students poisoned by school snack in Oddar Meanchey

About 120 students at a Christian school in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapaing Prasat district came down with food poisoning after consuming a dessert served by the school on Wednesday, though officials confirmed that all were “recovering well”.​ ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/120-students-poisoned-school-snack-oddar-meanchey

Rice crop damaged by floods

At least 17,571 hectares of rice fields were affected by the recent floods – of which about 3,186 hectares were severely damaged, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) yesterday, which urged all provincial agriculture departments to immediately evaluate the affects from ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31368/rice-crop-damaged-by-floods/

Mekong states to close the development gap

Delegations from the five lower Mekong states met with officials from the Asia-Pacific region, the US and Europe yesterday to convene the 9th Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) and Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM) Regional Working Group aimed at devising strategies to strengthen infrastructure, connectivity ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31043/mekong-states-to-close-the-development-gap/

PM to Mongolia for ASEM summit

Prime Minister Hun Sen will leave for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia this week for the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit starting on July 15. ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27108/pm-to-mongolia--for-asem-summit/

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