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Ministry signs MoU to boost agri-food sector

The Ministry of Commerce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KCCV Plantation Co Ltd to promote the development of a secure agri-food product value chain. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-signs-mou-boost-agri-food-sector

UN agency springs into action to aid agriculture sector

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a global finance organisation and a specialised United Nations (UN) agency, has announced plans to work with the Cambodian government to leverage “a programmatic approach” to ease the economic distress and prevent food securit y stresses caused by ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715086/un-agency-springs-into-action-to-aid-agriculture-sector/

Ministry to get $125 million for rural development project

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), together with the Government and the European Investment Bank (EIB), are launching a $125 million rural development project that aims to boost incomes and food security for 200,000 families in Cambodia. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50686840/ministry-to-get-125-million-for-rural-development-project

Hopes grow as agriculture sector gains from initiative

As one of the Kingdom’s main engines of economic growth, the agricultural sector has been drawing increased attention recently from both the government and development partners. Millions of dollars have been poured into agriculture projects by both the state and international NGOs, investments which are ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hopes-grow-agriculture-sector-gains-initiative

UN’s IFAD examines farming programs

A UN agricultural development body presented a report evaluating their commitment of over 20 years and $189.5 million to Cambodia’s rural farmers yesterday, finding both positives and negatives in their partnership with the government. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/uns-ifad-examines-farming-programs

Farming project gets extension, $66M

The government and international funders have committed a further $66 million to a project to increase small farmers’ productivity, after yesterday claiming success in the program’s initial seven-year period. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/farming-project-gets-extension-66m

Project to connect buyers to local produce suppliers

USAID Cambodia officially launched its Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II project yesterday, a five-year initiative that aims to promote commercial horticulture in four Cambodian provinces and help smallholder farmers gain access to markets, reducing the country’s high dependence on imported fruits and vegetables. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/project-connect-buyers-local-produce-suppliers

Gov’t agro production project nets $36.3M

The Ministry of Economy and Finance secured a $36.3 million concessionary loan from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) program aimed at accelerating the production of small-scale agricultural products including rice, vegetables, potatoes, silk and livestock, according to a ministry release yesterday. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-agro-production-project-nets-363m

Up to $85M earmarked to develop agro sectors

Representatives of Cambodia’s rice sector and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) met yesterday with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to discuss the implementation of a five-year program to promote the Kingdom’s agricultural products. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/85m-earmarked-develop-agro-sectors

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/

Experts, Asia-Pacific ministers to discuss rural development in Cambodia

Some 200 agricultural development experts and government ministers from across Asia and the Pacific gathered here on Tuesday to discuss plans to transform rural areas in the region. The 2-day workshop on transforming rural areas in Asia and the Pacific was jointly organized by the Cambodian ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-12/02/c_133827784.htm

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