The Kingdom's stubborn problem with food security

While Cambodia has made remarkable gains economically over the past decade and more-the Kingdom’s poverty level fell from 47 percent in 1994 to 25 percent this year-there are still some stubborn areas of underperformance. One is the issue of food security. While in recent years, the country has largely been able to produce ...

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45th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting kicks off

The 45th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) kicked off in Phnom Penh on Monday, focusing on politics, security, food and energy security, economics and culture in order to further advance the bloc’s cooperation toward a community by 2015. Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said thatafter 45 years, ...

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Varying Degrees of Progress Shown in Development Report

The government has made “remarkable development progress” in successfully guiding the country through the global financial crash of 2008, ensuring economic stability and enabling the government to meet the Cambodian Millennium Development Goal on poverty reduction, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. Speaking at the launch ...

Prime Minister to Attend G-20 Summit Next Week

Prime Minister Hun Sen, in his capacity as Asean chairman, will lead a delegation to Mexico on Monday and Tuesday to attend the Group of 20 summit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will join Mr. Hun Sen at the summit, which ...

Forum On Women's Entrepreneurship Promotion

Her Excellency Dr Ing Kantha Phavi, minister of women’s affairs said: “Economic empowerment of women is a key strategy to promote gender equality and poverty alleviation and it is clearly articulated in specific targets under CMDG3 as one important goal among nine goals to be achieved by 2015.” Her announcement was made during the forum on ...

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Samdech PM Appeals Aligning Oil Price to Food Price

Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed to the world to harmonize energy prices to food prices as food production shouldn’t outstrip the consumption of volatile fuels while food price remains stable, at the 4th workshop on food security and nutrition. Calling it “The Phnom Penh Initiative,” Prime Minister Hun Sen requested that the issue be ...

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Hun Sen Calls on G-8 to Stabilize Food Prices

Going back on an earlier promise not to make any more public speeches before next month’s commune elections, Prime Minister Hun Sen gave the opening address at a two-day conference on food security and nutrition in Phnom Penh yesterday. At the event, organized by the Council ...

Malnutrition affecting Cambodia’s development

A 50 per cent stunting rate among Cambodian children contributed to lower-skilled labour and slower economic development for the Kingdom, a senior government economist said yesterday at a workshop on food security. Stunted growth as a result of malnutrition led to ineffective learning among children and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052256296/Business/malnutrition-affecting-cambodias-development.html

Partners Help Urban Food Security Project In Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH: Fisheries Administration and FAO launch the Inception Workshop on Micro and Small Enterprise Development to Achieve Food Security, Food Safety and Self Reliance for Urban Poor in Phnom Penh, citing that it will help local community. At the workshop, H.E. Kao Sochivy, deputy director general of fisheries department said: “urban food security project ...

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EU Launches Food Security Program Aimed at Minorities

The European Union has launched a $4.5 million program aimed at increasing food security among indigenous minorities in Ratanakkiri province, including those whose land has been affected by the growing number of economic land concessions in the area. Speaking on the sidelines of the launch in ...

Trafficking, migrant issues in spotlight

The Cambodian government was strengthening its capacity to combat human trafficking by focusing on poverty reduction and was eager to work with other groups tackling the crime, Interior Ministry Secretary of State Chou Bun Eng said yesterday. “The issues of human trafficking and migrating workers are ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032355208/National-news/trafficking-migrant-issues-in-spotlight.html

Food security in focus as floods recede

The government had set aside 3,000 tonnes of rice seeds to distribute to farmers whose crops were destroyed by flooding and had so far distributed 1,900 tonnes of rice to those affected by the floods in 18 provinces, the National Committee for Disaster Management said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110252479/National-news/food-security-in-focus-as-floods-recede.html

US, Cambodia to sign off on $20m in aid projects

The US is scheduled today to sign off on another $20 million in funding for aid projects in Cambodia, according to a US Embassy statement issued yesterday. One project will “strengthen the ability of civil society, the private sector, and the government to address food security ...

Japan introduces fresh water fish in Cambodia

A group from the Japanese Fish Rearing Association led by Kazuki Nishimura met with Chan Sarun, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. During the meeting Kazuki Nishimura told the minister that the Japanese Fish Rearing Association wished to introduce Japanese fresh water fish (Nishiki Koi) ...

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Comprehensive Land Policy Is Under Construction

In response to the vision of land policy in Cambodia, which is to administer, manage, use and distribute land in an equitable, transparent, efficient, and sustainable manner in order to contribute to achieving national goals of poverty alleviation, ensuring food security, national resources and environmental ...

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