$4m pumped into improving nutrition in schools

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) has pledged to spend $4 million this year to provide food to school children by using community-based agricultural products to promote nutrition and education in areas of high poverty and vulnerability. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Breastfeeding facilities coming to factories

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, together with Helen Keller International, organised an October 19 meeting to discuss plans to promote nutrition and the breastfeeding of infants and children in the workplace. The meeting was attended by the managers of several large factories and ...

Long Kimmarita

Cambodian students receive meals through partnership

Youth attending Salesian educational programs supported by the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia had access to proper nutrition in 2021 thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian ...

Khmer Times Staff

World Vision mission benefits 18,890 villagers

Some 18,890 people in Kampong Chhnang province’s Cholkiri district have benefited immensely from the World Vision Cambodia’s 18-year mission to provide development and improvement in the areas of health, nutrition, poverty, education, and child protection. ...

Sen David

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

Fisheries earnings on the rise

Cambodia’s fisheries sector that plays a vital role in food security and improving nutrition, generated a slightly improved income of more than $275,000 in the first half of the year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries yesterday. ...

Sok Chan

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 ...

Better worker food needed: Survey

A new study has determined that cost and space are the biggest constraints to setting up canteens in Cambodia’s garment factories. The findings were presented on Monday night at a cocktail party attended by Cambodia’s former ambassador to the US, Roland Eng, the Swedish Ambassador Anne ...

Third party canteens favoured by GMAC

The Chairman of the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia, Van Sou Ieng, said that even if nutrition is an important factor in productivity, it should not the sole responsibility of the factory owner. “The deduction that the nutrition will automatically improve productivity is not necessarily true. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Baffling Mass Faintings in Cambodia

It sounds like something from a Victorian novel – hundreds of young women falling, en masse, into a swoon. But this phenomenon has become a bafflingly common occurrence in modern-day Cambodia. The incidents have been limited to women working in a small number of the country’s ...

Big brands talk labour rights

The biggest names in the apparel industry, including Nike, Puma and Gap, would meet today with officials from the Ministry of Labour to discuss issues plaguing the Cambodian garment manufacturing industry, such as mass fainting and contractual disputes, labour activists said yesterday.  Dave Welsh, country ...

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