FAO ready to respond to food security needs in Cambodia

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) yesterday confirmed that it and its partners stand ready to support the Cambodian government to respond to COVID-19 and ensure sustainable food systems. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773723/fao-ready-to-respond-to-food-security-needs-in-cambodia/

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

Budget surplus should be used for social spending to reduce poverty, says UNDP

The UNDP released a report yesterday claiming that by spending just 1.5 percent of the country’s GDP, Cambodia could reduce the number of people in poverty to just three percent of the population. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50759514/budget-surplus-should-be-used-for-social-spending-to-reduce-poverty-says-undp/

Families told to register for cash handouts

The government has called on poor families to apply to commune authorities for evaluation to receive financial support during the Covid-19 crisis. A $300 million budget has been planned for implementation within a year.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-told-register-cash-handouts

Planning ministry hands out cash to 420,000 poor families in Kingdom

The Ministry of Planning has identified 20,000 more poor families in the country, bringing the total to over 580,000, while over 420,000 of them have received the government’s cash assistance. In the meantime, many social security cards from families not deemed to be poor have ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/planning-ministry-hands-out-cash-420000-poor-families-kingdom

Cash handout programme 80% complete

Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation Vong Soth confirmed on Thursday that the implementation of the Cash Transfer Programme For Poor and Vulnerable Households During Covid-19 had been implemented for more than 80% of the over 560,000 families. The programme was introduced one ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cash-handout-programme-80-complete

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/

Healthy meals on the way for rural students in Kingdom

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) will provide $10 million to the Ministry of Education to implement a five-year Home Grown School Feeding project, which will benefit approximately 65,000 students and about 750 farming families. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/healthy-meals-way-rural-students-kingdom

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

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

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

Kingdom expands school feeding programmes

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Monday that with the government’s long-standing partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and many other partners, Cambodia is now preparing its school feeding implementation to be fully homegrown.​ Speaking on the sidelines of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-expands-school-feeding-programmes

Thousands of students benefit from school meals programme

An Education Ministry statement yesterday said the government, with support from the UN World Food Programme and development partners, implemented the school feeding programme in 1,167 primary schools through which 260,000 children received breakfast, about 8,000 children got funds to buy food and about 5,000 ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666011/thousands-of-students-benefit-from-school-meals-programme/

ADB continues its support of Kingdom’s financial inclusion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $40 million policy-based loan to support poor and rural households and improve their financial access, it said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/adb-continues-its-support-kingdoms-financial-inclusion

The macro challenges in Cambodia’s microfinance sector

In August, two local Cambodian organizations, Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) published Collateral Damage: Land Loss and Abuses in Cambodia’s Microfinance Sector, a report about the dangerous growth of the country’s microfinance sector. It spotlighted an issue that researchers have been warning about for years. A report ...

David Hutt
https://thediplomat.com/2019/10/the-macro-challenges-in-cambodias-microfinance-sector/

Ministry urges schools uphold harmful food ban

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has renewed calls for all educational establishments across the country to uphold the ban on the sale of unhealthy or unsafe food, after finding that some are still failing to comply with food safety guidelines. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-schools-uphold-harmful-food-ban

Germany to provide Cambodia $66M in loans, grants for infrastructure, poverty reduction

The German government announced on Tuesday that following negotiations with Cambodian officials it has decided to approve a package of $34 million in loans and $32 million in grants to develop rural infrastructure and reduce poverty. A press release by the German Embassy urged Cambodia, ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/germany-to-provide-cambodia-66m-in-loans-grants-for-infrastructure-poverty-reduction/4920662.html

Student health targeted under new gov’t policy

The Cambodian government has approved the “Draft National Policy on School Health” after hearing reports and holding discussions at a Council of Ministers meeting led by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday. “The draft national policy has as its vision the development of good physical, ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/student-health-targeted-under-new-govt-policy

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

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