The poor

Development and assistance for poverty reduction and food security

US pledges $25mn in aid to improve food security

Anthony Blinken, Secretary of State of United States, said yesterday that the US will assist Cambodia with $25 million to improve the country’s food security system under Harvest III project, which will be launched next week. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501125942/us-pledges-25mn-in-aid-to-improve-food-security/

Fortified rice sector investments aim to meet growing needs

Rice fortification is a key step in addressing nutritional issues in Cambodia, where a majority of the population eats a large portion of rice on a daily basis, said a senior official of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fortified-rice-sector-investments-aim-meet-growing-needs

Minister calling on farmers to get back to fields after Covid

At a meeting with 1,400 people in attendance in Ro-ang commune of Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Siem district on April 30, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon advised them to work on recovering their family’s economic prospects by resuming all types of agriculture ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-calling-farmers-get-back-fields-after-covid

Environment Ministry and FAO discuss food security options

Cambodian Minister of Environment Dr. Say Samal has recently met with Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Cambodia, Ms. Rebekah Bell, to discuss continued collaboration and partnership for the benefits of rural communities and smallholder farmers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501055692/environment-ministry-and-fao-discuss-food-security-options/

Government spends $30 million per month on Social Assistance programs

The Royal Government of Cambodia spends more than  $30 million per month to implement social assistance programs, especially the development of strong, sustainable and inclusive social protection system for the benefit of all target groups. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501026045/government-spends-30-million-per-month-on-social-assistance-programs/

Cambodia highlights need for collective efforts to maintain poverty reduction outcomes in region

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn has stressed the importance of ensuring sustainable economic recovery and growth for the region, including through the materialization of the ASEAN Travel Corridor Arrangement Framework and operationalisation of the ASEAN Centre ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50907974/cambodia-highlights-need-for-collective-efforts-to-maintain-poverty-reduction-outcomes-in-region/

Japan gov’t grants $1.43 million in aid for social projects

Japan on Thursday provided a $1.43 million grant to three organisations working to clear cluster bombs, improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural conditions for poverty reduction in Cambodia. The grant was signed by Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami and representatives of the three recipients ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-govt-grants-143-million-aid-social-projects

Sub-committee created to bolster social security system

In a bid to improve the welfare of the poor and most vulnerable, the government has reinforced the National Social Protection Council (NSPC) with the creation of a Social Assistance Sub-Committee (SASC). As per Sub-Decree No 244 – signed on December 31, last year by ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sub-committee-created-bolster-social-security-system

James Ricketson fundraises for poor

Ricketson said after his release from prison in September that he started helping poor Cambodian scavengers many years ago and will resume again. He and three others started a fund-raising website “Family By Family”, hoping to initially raise $50,000. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/james-ricketson-fundraises-poor

Plan for rural poor

The United Nations Development Programme yesterday released a report analysing different methods of lifting Cambodia’s rural poor out of poverty. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101646/plan-rural-poor/

Resin brings income for rural people

A project funded by USAID’s Supporting Forest and Biodiversity initiative is helping local communities relying on forests as their means to earn a living by tapping into an alternate source of income. ...

Safiya charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29560/resin-brings-income-for-rural-people/

FAO addresses rural poverty

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), met yesterday to discuss strategies to address the vulnerabilities facing Cambodia’s small-scale farmers and landless poor. ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26235/fao-addresses-rural-poverty/

Charity assists thousands in Cambodia

An education program in Cambodia founded by a Taiwanese charity has benefited nearly 10,000 Cambodians over the past five years, which is comparable to a modern equivalent of the famed agricultural missions dispatched by the Taiwanese government to aid diplomatic allies in the 1960s. The ...

Chen Ping-hung
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2015/12/01/2003633762

Building homes for underserved communities

Despite recent announcements of large development projects throughout Cambodia focusing on so-called “affordable housing” for the emerging middle class, there remains a massive gap in the market for quality affordable housing for the poor; especially the urban poor as more rural Cambodians flock to cities ...

James Whitehead
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/real-estate/building-homes-underserved-communities

Minister promises further drops in poverty, hunger rates

Cambodia will continue to see reductions in poverty, hunger and malnutrition as it continues to prioritize development of the agricultural industry, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ouk Rabun said on Friday at an event to mark World Food Day in Kandal Province.  ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16886/minister-promises-further-drops-in-poverty--hunger-rates/

UN targets 2030 now, Hun Sen pushes demining

The United Nations adopted a sweeping set of targets aimed at improving the lives of the poor and protecting the environment over the next 15 years on Friday.Called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they target issues like gender inequality, poverty, and climate change, and replace ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16224/un-targets-2030-now--hun-sen-pushes-demining/

Hun Sen lauds gains

In a series of meetings before the annual session of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Hun Sen highlighted Cambodia’s achievements as the world body set new targets to eradicate poverty and save the planet.Those achievements included “complete” peace, political stability, security and better public ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/16227/hun-sen-lauds-gains/

Inequality a defining challenge for the world, and for Cambodia

Leading economists have warned that income inequality is the defining global challenge of the 21st century. In Cambodia, a country where many live in poverty while ever-increasing numbers of luxury cars ply the streets, that challenge is particularly acute. Some 41 percent of the population ...

Essarayoss Mean
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/inequality-a-defining-challenge-for-th-world-and-for-cambodia/2976794.html

Contact us

Contact us

Do you have questions on the content published by Open Development Cambodia (ODC)? We will gladly help you.

Have you found a technical problem or issue on the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website?

Tell us how we're doing.

Do you have resources that could help expand the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website? We will review any map data, laws, articles, and documents that we do not yet have and see if we can implement them into our site. Please make sure the resources are in the public domain or fall under a Creative Commons license.

File was deleted
ERROR!

Disclaimer: Open Development Cambodia (ODC) will thoroughly review all submitted resources for integrity and relevancy before the resources are hosted. All hosted resources will be in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons. We thank you for your support.

UprYu
* The idea box couldn't be blank! Something's gone wrong, Please Resubmit the form! Please add the code correctly​ first.

Thank you for taking the time to get in contact!