Cambodia

By Amy Duke5 June 2018
In a perfect world, everyone would have access to nutritious, affordable food. However, as Rick Bates knows, there is no such thing as utopia when it comes to food security, as millions of people around the world have limited food resources. One of those places is Cambodia in Southeast Asia, one of the world's poorest countries, where the rural poverty rate is 24 percent, and 40 percent of… Read more
16 May 2018
A Chinese laboratory pledged this week to aid the development of Cambodia’s agricultural sector by sharing expertise, technology, and human resources. Representatives of the Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Centre, located in China’s southern province of Hunan, made the pledge on Sunday during an official visit to the country of the Cambodian Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon. “The center… Read more
16 May 2018
Government-commissioned report says proposed site at Sambor reach is the ‘worst possible place’ for hydropower due to impact on wildlife. A Chinese-backed plan to build Cambodia’s biggest dam could “literally kill” the Mekong river, according to a confidential assessment seen by the Guardian which says that the proposed site at Sambor is the “worst possible place” for… Read more
23 May 2018
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Mars Food and Battambang Rice Investment Co., Ltd (BRICo), launched a partnership to promote sustainable development of Cambodia’s rice industry. The partnership will work toward improving rice production and enhancing linkages with the global rice value chain and will help Cambodia’s agri-sector expand market access and… Read more
10 February 2018
South Korea’s Hyundai Corporation Group have broken ground on a three-hectare facility in Phnom Srouch district, Cambodia. This will be the first processing plant of its kind in the country, opening up new market access direct from Cambodia. The facility will also support Hyndai and Mao Legacy Co Ltd’s 2,400 hectares of surrounding mango farms. Mangoes will be the first fruit processed… Read more
22 January 2018
A Halifax-based researcher will soon be heading back to Cambodia as she continues to study food fortification and nutrition in the southeast Asian country. Dr. Kyly Whitfield, an assistant professor in applied human nutrition at Halifax’ s Mount Saint Vincent University, will be heading back to Cambodia later this year courtesy of a $1-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates… Read more
11 January 2018
Expanding a ministerial-level food safety working group to influence food safety policy and enhancing collaboration between government and food safety researchers will help strengthen food safety in Cambodia. These were the views of animal health and food safety experts who gathered on 14 December 2017 in Phnom Penh to explore ways of developing the capacity of national researchers and decision… Read more
22 November 2017
While Cambodia has long struggled with child malnutrition, the Kingdom is also starting to feel some of the same health burdens developed nations are facing, such as obesity and other diet-related noncommunicable diseases, which the government hopes to address with a new health class curriculum on balanced diets. The ministries of health and education on Monday announced a new set of… Read more
By Abigail Seiff12 December 2017
SIEM REAP, Cambodia — Across the globe, few countries rely on fish as much as Cambodia. The food is a key staple in the local diet, and in the average household, around two-thirds of protein comes from fish. And yet, malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies have remained stubbornly persistent — particularly among children. Solving that contradiction could be the key to improving… Read more
24 October 2017
Planned mega-dam threatens fish populations and food security in the lower Mekong Basin Auntie Punleu has spent most of her life on Koh Dambang, an island set in the middle of the Mekong River in Cambodia. A small, grandmotherly woman, she paints an idyllic picture of life there. “We catch fish as our main food every day. We eat fish nearly six days a week,” she says. With her gentle… Read more
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