Cambodia Holds a Dissemination Workshop on National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2014-2018

Cambodia Holds a Dissemination Workshop on National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2014-2018

AKP Phnom Penh, August 18, 2014

The National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2014-2018 is a long-term perspective for Cambodia nowadays and in the future to ensure food security and nutrition in the country, said Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

The strategy is in accordance with the long-time perspective of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and ASEAN as stated in the framework of ASEAN food security integration, therefore this strategy is not only for all of us at the present time, but also for the young generations, said the Cambodian premier while presiding over here this morning the Dissemination Workshop on National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2014-2018.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen took this opportunity to appeal to all Cambodian authorities at all levels, development partners, and national and international organization as well as all the compatriots to actively cooperate in carrying out this national strategy and in dealing all challenges related to the food security and nutrition in Cambodia.

The RGC always pays attention to food security and nutrition by conducting intensive and diversified agriculture of small-scale farming, by upgrading the market links, land distribution, and land title handover to poor people and families facing food insecurity, by improving fishery and forestry resources, and so on, he added.

Cambodia recorded an average growth rate of 6.8 percent between 2008-2012, and in 2013 the country’s economy grew by 7.4 percent. The GDP per capita increased from US$760 in 2008 to US$1,043 in 2013, and may reach US$1,130 this year. The poverty rate dropped to 19 percent in 2013, making Cambodia at the 5th rank among developing countries that have realized their Millennium Development Goals.

Article in Khmer by Chey Phoumipul
Article in English by Khan Sophirom

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