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

Food Safety Day sees focus on public health, sustainability

Cambodia marked World Food Safety Day on August 16, with all stakeholders calling for a focus on food safety for the good of public health and sustainable development. ...

Long Kimmarita

UN’s FAO opens Cambodia office, plans $65M in projects

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) office in Cambodia intends to commence the implementation of a range of new projects in 2023 in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and other partners, with total funding of over $65 million, according ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

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

Chinese market widening for Cambodian exports

Cofco, China’s largest food processor, manufacturer and trader, will set up a working group in the kingdom to explore the possibilities available in the local agricultural market, including expanding the number of products it imports from Cambodia and investing in local infrastructure. ...

Sok Chan

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

Cambodia reduces infant mortality

Cambodia is not meeting many of its UN Millennium Development Goals, which are coming due this year, but it has made progress in the reduction of infant mortality. Currently, 28 of 1,000 children born in Cambodia die before reaching the age of one. That number is ...

Men Kimseng

Malnutrition comes at steep price

Malnutrition remains a challenge that threatens the lives of thousands of children and leads to annual economic losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars, senior government officials and experts said yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary

CNRP defector slams reports on departure

Opposition party defector Van Sam Oeun yesterday slammed reports that his recent move to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party was due to alleged bankruptcy and that he had been “bought” by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Meas Sokchea

Farmers air their agriculture concerns

A lack of irrigation, rising costs of production and finding new markets to sell their produce are problems that plague Cambodian farmers, attendees at the annual National Farmers Forum were told yesterday. Organised by the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development at the Council of Ministers ...

Chan Muyhong

Nutrition projects ‘need funds’

Despite sustained levels of high economic growth, most people in Cambodia are still eating rice at every meal, with little meat, fish or vegetables, meaning undernutrition will remain high and stunting common among children if the government does not scale up targeted health programs, a ...

Kevin Ponniah

Villagers Sued for Property Damage by Company

Four villagers locked in a land dispute with an agribusiness firm in Banteay Meanchey province said Tuesday that they had been summonsed to the provincial court over a property damage lawsuit filed by the company. The suit was originally filed last year, but villagers said they ...

Kuch Naren

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 ...

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 ...

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