Meet focuses on technology’s role in sustainable agriculture

The state-run Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) is hosting the three-day 47th Association of Development Financing Institutions (DFIs) in Asia and the Pacific’s (ADFIAP) annual meetings that kicked off in Phnom Penh, yesterday, outlining the role of technology and innovation in enhancing agricultural productivity, ...

Chea Vanyuth

Government announces end of COVID-19 relief fund

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation has announced that the cash support programme for poor and vulnerable families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will finish on April 24, 2024. ...

Torn Vibol

Ministry mulls digital record for 1.2 million IDPoor cardholders

The Ministry of Planning said that about 1.2 million poor people are receiving monthly social allowances from the government since 2006, and it is planning to have a digital record of the IDPoor cardholders. ...

Tith Kongnov

PM allocates $450M to social protection system

Prime Minister Hun Manet has pledged almost $450 million to strengthen the country’s social protection system, with experts advising that transparency is essential in its delivery. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

PM: Social protection programme benefits 6.5 million people and incurs $100 million per year

The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Dr. Hun Manet, stated that the Royal Government’s policy on social assistance interventions has been extensive in recent years, including the provision of health care services through ID Poor cards and NSSF membership cards, which involves more than 6.5 million ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia spends $1.4 bln supporting poor, vulnerable people since 2019

Cambodia has spent $1.4 billion in assisting the poor and vulnerable people in the country since 2019, Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Chea Somethy said on February 5, 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Agriculture seen as key driver of Cambodia’s economic growth

Agriculture sector remains one of the economic drivers of Cambodia’s economic growth despite its share of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) has shrunk. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Data-Driven Policies: Cambodia’s commitment to sustainable agricultural development

Over 400 staff from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning (NIS-MOP) have been deployed on one of the most comprehensive data collection initiatives to date – the Cambodia Agriculture Survey 2023 (CAS 2023).  ...

Khmer Times Staff

ADB joint project helps reduce poverty along Tonle Sap River

Asia Development Bank (ADB) along with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) under the guidance of the Royal Government has successfully implemented the project to support the poorest communities in the provinces along the Tonle Sap River through the Farmer Livelihood Improvement Association (FLIA), ...

Nhean Chamrong

Cambodia boosts the local economy to increase high incomes for the people

The Royal Government has been promoting the local economy to grow in all sectors by creating jobs and increasing high incomes for the people, especially those who are living in poverty. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Goal of sustainable food system by 2030 outlined

Professional organisations in the nation’s food sector are uniting in a call for collaborative efforts to fortify the system, ensuring food security and nutrition for all while enhancing resilience to climate change challenges. ...

Bor Pich Zelin

16 percent of households in Cambodia cannot afford nutritious diet

A total of 16 percent of households in Cambodia cannot afford a nutritious diet, highlighting the importance of social assistance programs to prevent more families from falling behind, said a new report released on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

ISF Cambodia, the organization dedicated to ending child poverty

Children make up nearly 35% of Cambodia’s population, and 48.7% of these children (ages 0-17) live in multidimensional poverty. Children have the right to an education, but many schools in Cambodia are structurally and hygienically inadequate.  ...

Khmer Times Staff

Royal Government plans to spend about $36 million to train young people from poor families

In 2024, the Royal Government of Cambodia planned to spend about $36 million on vocational training for young people from poor and vulnerable families across the country. This is according to the draft of the 2024 national budget, which was released by the Ministry of ...

Khmer Times Staff

Vulnerable households to receive free health services

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has unveiled plans to extend the health equity fund to provide vulnerable households with access to free healthcare. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Number of poor people in Cambodia drops by half in 7.5 years

Cambodia’s global MPI (Multidimensional Poverty Index) value plummeted from 0.168 in 2014 to 0.070 in 2021/2022, and incidence of poverty fell from 36.7 percent to 16.6 percent. ...

Khmer Times Staff

AMAF meeting focuses on resilience and food security

The ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) have reached agreements on various documents, encompassing strategic guidance, technical matters and joint communication, reaffirming their commitment to cooperation in matters of food security, agriculture and forestry. ...

Samban Chandara

STT identifies 191 poor areas in Phnom Penh

A new Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) survey shows there are 191 locations with houses where 19,539 poor families comprising 89,879 people live in Phnom Penh. ...

Torn Vibol

Campaign to identify the poor in informal sector begins today

Starting today, Phnom Penh Municipal Authority and National AIDS Authority will jointly kick off a national campaign to identify the poor working in the informal sector and provide them with IDPoor cards. ...

Tith Kongnov

$1.1B spent on the vulnerable from 2020-23

During a period spanning more than three years, from June 25, 2020, to July 24, 2023, the government has devoted over $1.1 billion to support vulnerable households. ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodia’s poverty rate falls to 16.6 pct: UNDP

The poverty rate in Cambodia had declined to 16.6 percent in 2022 from 36.7 percent in 2014, according to a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

UNICEF launches campaign to tackle online sexual exploitation

UNICEF Cambodia has launched “Let’s Chat”, a digital campaign to prevent online child exploitation. The initiative, a partnership between UNICEF Cambodia and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY), could reach over two million young individuals. ...

Long Kimmarita

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