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NGO launches $1.5 million nutrition project

Plan International Cambodia yesterday launched its 1,000 Days Nutrition project in Stung Treng province for which it will spend $1.5 million for five years to provide better nutrition to children and women.​ ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50573204/ngo-launches-1-5-million-nutrition-project/

UN fights malnutrition with snack

The production of Nutrix, a new fish-based wafer snack, was launched in Phnom Penh on Monday to assist in the fight against “severe acute child malnutrition” in Cambodia. The Nutrix facility is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and only the second in ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-fights-malnutrition-snack

Plan to defeat hunger

The government has unveiled four strategies to eliminate malnutrition in the country, especially among children. Prime Minister Hun Sen is enlisting state institutes, partners and NGOs to join the fight to eliminate malnutrition as the country holds national nutrition day today. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5089136/plan-defeat-hunger/

Kids’ supplement results mixed

The Cambodian government and UNICEF yesterday released results of a clinical trial on new locally produced food supplements to tackle the country’s persistently dismal malnutrition figures, with at least one of the two products proving effective.   ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kids-supplement-results-mixed

The Grain of Rice That Could Help Cambodia Grow

SAMRAONG TONG DISTRICT, Kompong Speu Province – Laughing, Ouch Samnang jumped back and forth over a skipping rope held by his classmates. The 13-year-old goes to school in a small village in Kom­pong Speu province, he has friends, five siblings and loving parents. Overall, he ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/the-grain-of-rice-that-could-help-cambodia-grow-32650/

Activists Stage Flash “Faint-Ins” at H&M, Gap to Protest Sweatshop Conditions

Dozens of human-rights activists are staging flash “faint-ins” at high-street retailers across Europe to illustrate the high incidence of mass fainting in Cambodia’s apparel factories. Protestors from the Clean Clothes Campaign, an alliance of organizations in 15 European countries dedicated to improving working conditions in ...

http://www.ecouterre.com/activists-stage-flash-faint-ins-at-hm-gap-to-protest-sweatshop-conditions/

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 ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/index.php

Productivity Could Increase if Manufacturers Feed Workers

More than 60 percent of garment factory owners believe that the productivity of their workers could increase if nutrition levels improved and over half would be willing to provide meals for their workers as long as it came at the right price, according to a ...

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

Country’s Buyers Discuss Faintings, Union Law

Multiple government ministries and the International Labor organization will form a group to investigate the mass fainting that have plagued Cambodia’s garment industry over the past several months, Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh said yesterday. There have been at least 15 mass fainting since the beginning ...

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