17 December 2018
A new fish-based wafer snack – Nutrix, has been developed to treat severe acute malnutrition in children by UNICEF, the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), Copenhagen University (CU) and Danish Care Foods (DCF), in collaboration with the Royal Government of Cambodia. At the launch of the Nutrix production site in Phnom Penh, the partners announced that the… Read more
5 February 2019
American Soybean Association (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) leaders joined Cambodian and U.S. government officials and partners today in Phnom Penh to launch a strategic partnership that will grow trade and development of Cambodia’s important aquaculture sector. Cambodia’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon and Chargé d’affaires of the U.S… Read more
31 December 2018
In conjunction with the Ministry of Health, two civil society groups on Friday expressed their concern about malnutrition among children and pregnant women in Cambodia, quoting statistics showing that almost one in three children in the Kingdom suffers from it. Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA) coordinator Hou Kroeun told reporters at the Media Training on Food Security and… Read more
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 hydropower… 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
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