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3 December 2014

Pressing humanitarian emergencies across the globe have seen the budget for the World Food Programme’s multimillion-dollar school feeding operation in Cambodia slashed for the second year in a row, leaving about 275,000 students without daily hot breakfasts and other food rations this academic year.


23 October 2014

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Food Program (WFP) joined in celebrating World Food Day. This year’s theme is “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth.”


23 October 2014

Nutrition often does not make headlines. It may not appear to be something that can change the world, but actually it can. So let's listen for a moment about rice, because there are some important findings the UN World Food Programme (WFP) wants to share.


23 October 2014

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP), PATH and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) said the child malnutrition issue in Cambodia can be addressed by fortified rice consumption, according to a joint press release AKP received this morning. Children in Cambodia are less prone to fever and diarrhoea and score higher on cognitive tests after six months of regularly eating fortified rice, it said.


23 October 2014

Cambodian children are less prone to diarrhea and fever and perform better on cognitive tests after regularly eating nutrient-fortified rice, according to a new study, the results of which were announced Tuesday.


23 October 2014

Children in Cambodia score higher on cognitive tests and are less prone to fever and diarrhea after eating fortified rice regularly, according to a recent study. The study examined 10,000 children from 20 different primary schools in Kampong Speu province over a six-month period.  The children were randomly assigned to one of three groups that received either one of two types of fortified rice or regular unfortified rice.

 


15 September 2014

About 5 million Cambodians are undernourished. This costs the country up to $400 million every year. That is the dollar cost to a human tragedy, according to a new report by UNICEF, the World Food Program, and Cambodia’s Council for Agricultural and Rural Development.
The price of malnutrition – $250-400 million a year – is around 2 percent of the country’s total annual GDP. This is money that could go towards improving roads, power, and schools.


15 September 2014

H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, Cambodia’s Minister of Education, Youth and Sport toured WFP’s school feeding programme. He visited WFP’s school meals and food/cash scholarship programme, met with student beneficiaries-(pre and primary students) and scholarship recipients (students in grade 4-6). The delegation also met and talked with local authority, the school committee, director, teacher and parents/guardian of the students. They visited the food storage, school gardening which vegetable seeds are contributed by the parents as part of their contribution to daily hot breakfast.) 
The visit was accompanied by WFP Country Director, Gianpietro Bordignon and the United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jeff Daigle. It is for the first time that the Minister witnessed the programme and met with students who receive WFP’s food scholarship programme. 


15 September 2014

The planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia, experts say.
“Cambodia is going to pay the highest price for dam development basin-wide, to the point of affecting the food security of its 80 percent rural population,” Eric Baran, a specialist with the WorldFish Centre, an international research NGO based in Phnom Penh, told IRIN. “Worldwide, there is no bigger consumer of freshwater fish than Cambodia.”


10 April 2012

A high-level delegation from LG in South Korea recently visited Prey Veng Province in Cambodia to witness the impact of their three-year support to the communities participating in WFP’s Food-for-Assets programs. The delegation was led by Young-Kee Kim, Executive Vice-President and Chief Relations Officer of the LG Group and their Corporate Social Responsibility Team accompanied by Monica Marshall, WFP Global Head of Private Partnerships and Edith Heines, WFP Cambodia Deputy Country Director.