Cambodia

Country Profile
Cambodia
In Cambodia, Feed the Future is targeting investments in specific regions for maximum impact. These statistics reflect the realities of Cambodia and the results of Feed the Future’s work there.
Population
15.1
million
Number of people living in Cambodia (World Bank, 2013)
Poverty
28
Percent
Percentage of population living below the poverty line (Cambodia Demographic & Health Survey, 2010)
Stunting
40
Percent
Percentage of children under 5 who are stunted (Cambodia Demographic & Health Survey, 2010)
Rural
80
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Cambodia (World Bank, 2013)
GDP
7.3
Percent
Annual GDP growth. Agriculture accounts for 36 percent of value added (World Bank, 2012)
Farmers
32
Thousand
Producers using new technology and skills with Feed the Future’s help in FY13
Sales
$7.6
Million
Value of Feed the Future farmer sales in FY13
Nutrition
6
Thousand
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY13
Land
12.5
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY13
Investment
$644
Thousand
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY13
Cambodia’s underdeveloped agriculture sector has the potential to be a strong engine of growth

Cambodia has transformed in remarkable ways in recent years. The country is at peace after decades of conflict. Strong economic growth since the mid-1990s has helped reduce the proportion of people living in poverty. Fertility, child mortality and child malnutrition rates have also declined. Notably, the prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old dropped from 50 percent in 2000 to 40 percent in 2010.

Even so, Cambodia remains a low-income, food-deficit country where nearly a third of the rural population lives below the poverty line. Nearly a quarter of all Cambodians are food-deprived

Results by the numbers*

  • More than 32,000 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices for the first time on more than 12,500 hectares of land and 180 hectares of fisheries with Feed the Future’s help
  • Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers sold more than 

The Cambodian government is making genuine efforts to improve food security and nutrition. Cambodia is a compelling example of a developing country where authorities responsible for agriculture, environment, nutrition, health and economic development are working together to reduce undernutrition and poverty.

Working closely with the international donor community, the Cambodian government developed the comprehensive Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition, the Strategy for Agriculture and Water 2010-2013 Investment Plan, and other key analyses and strategies. In early June 2011, the Global Agriculture

USAID activities in Cambodia:

  • Helping Address Rural Vulnerabilities and Ecosystem Stability (HARVEST) Program
  • Rice Field Fisheries Program
  • Capacity Building for Evaluation for Feed the Future
  • Integrated Nutrition, Hygiene and Sanitation (NOURISH) Project
  • Enabling Agricultural Trade Project
  • Agriculture Census

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Target Regions

Map of Feed the Future target regions in Cambodia